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Maple Bourbon Mustard

Maple Bourbon Mustard

This flavorful mustard has a nice grainy texture and smooth semi-sweet flavor.  The taste of bourbon is present but not overpowering and the sweetness of the maple syrup cuts the bite without being overly sweet.  It’s a delicious all-purpose mustard that your family is sure to enjoy…

Maple Bourbon Mustard

Yields about 2 ½ cups depending on how much you reduce it down


  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup water
  • 2/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup brown mustard seeds
  • ½ cup malt vinegar
  • ¼ cup ground yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt


  • Combine bourbon, water and mustard seeds in a small bowl.  Mix and then set aside to soak for at least 3 hours (I do this at night before bed then continue the recipe the following day)
  • Pour the soaked seed mixture and the vinegar into a food processor or blender.  Process to desired texture.
  • Transfer the mustard mixture to a small-medium size saucepan.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly.  Then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Continue simmering, stirring frequently, until it reaches your desired consistency – approximately 2 minutes (remember it’ll thicken a bit more when it cools)
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.


  • Mustard can be eaten right away but is quite pungent at first.  For the best flavor I suggest waiting a couple days to let the flavors meld.
  • Substitutions and Extras: This mustard can be customized in many ways.
    • For bolder bourbon flavor you can replace all or part of the water for more bourbon
    • For a hotter mustard you can increase the ratio of brown mustard seeds (they’re spicier than the yellow) or you can add hot sauce or spices such as chili powder or cayenne
    • For a sweeter mustard add maple syrup, sugar or honey
    • For additional spice consider adding a pinch of allspice, cinnamon or ginger
  • If you like this recipe, you might also want to try my classic homemade yellow mustard:  Enjoy!


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