These bourbon-coated chicken wings will have your guests sniffing the air in anticipation. They are simple to make, and are devilishly good with a fresh-parsley-and-green-tomato dip. The first time I made this dish for my family, it was so popular that they went out and bought more chicken wings. It seems that in some cases it just isn’t possible to have too much of a good thing!

The slightly smoky taste of the bourbon works well in this recipe, blending the sweetness of the Demerera sugar and the salt of the soy sauce. The mustard and garlic work together to give the wings a fuller flavor, meaning that they can compete on equal terms with the spicy red-meat dishes that are so often served at barbecues.