“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”- Mark Twain
I don’t know about your ancestors, but mine love whiskey in all it’s glorious forms- Scotch, Bourbon and the like. The religion of New Orleans Voodoo often uses alcohol as an offering for the divine spirits of the ancestors. Whiskey enthusiasts, as well as the people at the Jameson Distillery, will tell you that the word whiskey derives from Uisce Beatha, Old Irish Gaelic for “Water of Life. “ The following recipe includes ingredients that will bring health and also successful blessings to your life. You can leave it on your ancestor altar or shrine, or bring to the cemetery for a special treat. It may seem strange to some that in New Orleans Voodoo we offer food and drink to the dead, but the premise is simple, we give the things they enjoyed in life to strengthen our connection with them. Newcomers and veterans of these practices would both do well to strengthen their connection with the dead in whatever way possible.
Whiskey Pretzel Recipe
3 cups stick pretzels (use whichever kind you like)
1 Tbs. Butter, melted
2 Tbs. Whiskey or Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey
½ tsp. Onion Powder
¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Smokey Paprika
¼ tsp. Parsley, dried
¼ tsp. Basil, dried
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
Dash Cayenne Pepper (more if you like things spicy)
Enjoy this recipe with your ancestors, and your living family and friends. If you liked this recipe you may enjoy our Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Pecans, and our tasty African-American Ritual Cookbook available on Amazon. Many blessings to you and please do us a favor and remember to share this post!