Bourbon Bathed Bratwursts


Bourbon Bathed Bratwursts

Bourbon Bathed Bratwursts

Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh
Usually, bratwursts are simmered in either a beer or broth concoction before finishing them off on the grill. For this recipe, we will be using a bourbon bath instead. If you haven’t tried the bourbon version, you are missing out. Don’t worry. The flavor is subtle; in fact, it’s delicious! We developed this recipe using Four Roses Bourbon and recommend that you do the same. Other bourbons might not be as subtle, so please keep that in mind.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
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Cook Time 28 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American BBQ
Servings 6 people
Calories 345 kcal


  • 6 bratwursts
  • For bourbon bath:
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup bourbon Four Roses Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and left whole
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bay leaf


  • In a medium-sized pot, add all bourbon ingredients, and simmer over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Carefully add brats to the bath; we don’t want them to break!. Cover the pot and gently simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Remove brats from the bath and place them onto a large plate or cutting board.
  • Add bratwursts on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until there is a nice golden brown color with grill marks present. You can also slice them ¾ of the way through (lengthwise) and grill them. Shorten the cooking time if choosing to do the latter.
  • Once done, remove brats from the grill, and serve with your favorite mustard and sides. These make excellent sausage sandwiches too.




Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 578mgPotassium: 346mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bourbon brats, bourbon recipes, Bratwurst, bratwurst recipes, Grilled Brats, sausage recipes, superbowl recipes
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