Whisky in your lunchbox

An emergency nip of whisky might be just the tonic for a challenging day at work. But before you go creating a secret stash or hiding that hipflask…wait!

The day job is unlikely to be the best time to enjoy a dram but that’s not to say the 9-5 should be a whisky-free zone.

 In fact, with the help of your trusty lunch box, you can create super tasty opportunities to experience the best of whisky; without having to raise a glass.

Whether you’re a dab hand or a danger in the kitchen, we suggest trying some of these whisky-inspired lunch ideas:

  1. Pulled pork with whisky marinade

Pulled pork has become incredibly popular and now features on the menu at humble farmers’ markets right up to high class restaurants. Get in on the pulled pork movement by shredding oven roasted pork loin marinated the night before in Tabasco, seasoning, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of your favourite whisky. Team with a soft roll or bread for a taste bud tingling lunch.

  1. Haggis bhajis with whisky cream dipping sauce

If you fancy attempting some Scottish fusion cuisine, why not try haggis bhajis? To prepare, mash a serving of cooked haggis with a fork. Separate the haggis into bite-sized amounts. Dust with plain flour and lower into a pan of hot oil. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes. For a zesty dipping sauce, combine 100ml of whisky with lemon rind, 300ml orange juice, a tablespoon of caster sugar and 100ml white wine vinegar. Best shared with friends!

  1. Apple & whisky pie

An amber-twist on a classic recipe, add three chopped, peeled apples to a glass, over-proof dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, a tablespoon of vanilla extract and a dash of whisky. Top with dessert pastry and glaze. Bake for 45 minutes at a medium heat. Enjoy hot or cold. 

All that’s left to do is toast your endeavours with a glass of the amber stuff when you get home!