This variation on a southern classic is lighter and less sweet than tradition usually dictates. These bourbon balls (pictured here) are most delicious when allowed to mellow for at least a day. If you love the flavor of bourbon as much as I do, but find it too harsh to drink straight, these are for you.
Plan Ahead For the best flavor, make the balls a minimum of 1 day ahead.
Use 1 level tablespoon (
Place the granulated sugar in a small bowl. Add 1 ball at a time and roll it around in the sugar. The coating is most attractive when dipped 3 times. Redip after the sugar starts to disappear. Place the balls in a paper towel or crumpled parchment–lined airtight container.
Airtight: room temperature, 6 weeks; frozen, 6 months.
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