The Big Bold Book of MTN DEW Recipes Is Here & NOM NOM NOM! Kyle McMahon talks with Skylar Bouchard about some of these delicious, easy recipes.
It is the 80th anniversary of Mountain Dew, do you believe it? It was invented in 1940 by two brothers from Tennessee named Barney and Ally Hartman as a mixer for Whiskey. From the 40's through the 80's there was only one variety of Mountain Dew when the company began experimenting with various product line extensions. Today, the Mountain Dew line includes the classic original, Code Red, Mtn Dew Zero Sugar and Major Melon, among others.
And now, there is a Mountain Dew recipe book, inspired by the DEW NATION fans around the world, that has some absolutely incredible recipes in it using various Mtn Dew flavors for snacks, drinks, desserts, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The book, The Big Bold Book of Mtn Dew Recipes, is out now and I spoke with Food Network star and dining guru Skyler Bouchard about a few of the delicious recipes inside.
OK so how about some pancakes? Not just any pancakes but MTN DEW pancakes! Bouchard says you simply take your buttermilk pancake mix and add one cup of MTN DEW and for fun, a dash of green food coloring. Once you cook your pancakes as normal to your taste, you add two cups of MTN DEW with 1/2 cup of corn syrup and 2 cups of granulate sugar. Mix and you have a MTN DEW flavored syrup to go on those snazzy green pancakes.
Skyler talked about a Brown Sugar and MTN DEW Code Red Holiday Ham where you make a glaze consisting of Mtn DEW Code Red with brown sugar, some ground ginger and a few other spices you have in your kitchen cupboards. For extra fun you can add a dash of maraschino cherries and glaze your ham. Let me tell you IT LOOKS SOO GOOD! I was about to drive to New York to eat some.
So I'm not the biggest fan of fruitcake, by MTN DEW and Skyler changed my mind. This MTN DEW Cherry Pomegranate Fruitcake will get anyone interested in fruitcake again. You mix up your fruit (cranberries, apricots, dates, candied ginger) with 20 ounces of MTN DEW Merry Mash-Up. Then you take your batter and add a 1/4 cup of MTN DEW Merry Mash-Up. You see where this is going? It looks freakin amazing and literally redefines "fruitcake".
And let's be honest, we ended with my favorite category of food and the one I'm most likely to make: liquor! Skyler had this MTN DEW Moscow Mule that again, I was ready to drive to that New York studio for. For this one you take 3 ounces of Russian vodka (or 4 ounces of whatever kind of vodka so you won't know the difference), 1/2 a lime and 3 ounces of MTN DEW. Mix it all up and then add ice and some mint garnish. NOM NOM NOM. Then repeat the process 4 - 5 more times until you pass out and wake up at 3 am to eat a slice or ten of that MTN DEW Cherry Pomegranate Fruitcake you made earlier.