Tennessee whiskey is known the world over, so why not spike burgers with it? After all, if there's anything better than a bacon cheeseburger, it's a Tennessee burger with bourbon sauce. Beef and bourbon — sounds like a Southern match made in heaven! The alcohol adds a nice level of spice that's sweetened into a glaze by simmering it with brown sugar.
These bourbon-glazed burgers will be your secret weapon this barbecue season, but keep one very important thing in mind: Not all the alcohol will be removed from the glazed bourbon sauce during cooking. That means these burgers are not appropriate for children or any nondrinking friends. Let everyone know about the bourbon sauce before serving these burgers.