Unfortunately, my grandfather was a Yankee who didn’t know squat about corn likker. Luckily Granddady Mimms knows his way around a still. Grandaddy Mimms Authentic Corn Whiskey launched last fall with a 100-proof white corn whiskey and an 80-proof apple brandy, and the popular brand recently added an authentic aged whiskey to the product line which is available here in Middle Tennessee and Georgia if you happen to be traveling and get a hankering for some fine shine.
No less an authority than The Whisky Advocate Magazine, recently raved about Granddady Mimms in a recent review: “Dry, dusty corn with some fruit flashing around, and an odd aroma of cracked limestone. Simple corn spirit, lightly sweet and clean, not hot (especially for 50%), and a smooth finish. As the company notes, this is a spirit for mixing, but it’s a surprisingly easy sipper.”
The Wildhorse Saloon downtown is featuring Granddaddy Mimms in their Cowboy Margarita. The popular drink is served ice cold in a commemorative glass boot mug, and you want it a little sweeter, you can request your Cowboy Margarita be made with Grandaddy Mimms apple brandy.
Granddady Mimms is also handy in the kitchen and has offered Drink Music City readers the perfect dessert to bring to a summer party with their recipe for Grandaddy Mimms Apple Brandy Chocolate Pie. Just be sure to invite me to that cookout!
Grandaddy Mimms Apple Brandy Chocolate Pie
Cook pie crust per directions on package Constant tasting is required while cooking to make it just right to your preference
In a double boiler:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp of ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
- Dash of salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
STIR CONSTANTLY and cook for 20 minutes ( at least 3 sips in this time frame for the chef ).
Beat 2 egg yellows in a separate container until they are thick ( 2 sip process)
After the 20 minutes of stirring and sipping:
- Add 2 tbsps of Grandaddy Mimms Apple Moonshine (additional splashes to your preference)
- Add 2 tbsps of butter
- Add chocolate chips (to preference – about 3/4 bag)
- Add pinches of sugar to taste ( to preference )
Put a little bit of the hot cooked mixture into the beaten eggs – careful not to “scramble and cook the eggs” and mix.
Add everything together and cook over boiling water (in double boiler) for 15 minutes
Place yummy mixture into the pie crust, let stand until almost cooled. Slice it, Take a bite, Take a sip!