How to: Make Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Popcorn

Look, on another day, I’d try to come up with some clever intro, talking about classic flavor combinations and different textures, or some other such goodness. But today, I’m just gonna dive in: this is a recipe for whiskey sriracha caramel popcorn. It’s got smoky scotch whiskey, and a balance of heat and sweet, and I can’t wait to make some at home this weekend.   

This recipe comes from Olives for Dinner, who say, “I made my first batch with all of the ingredients…except the whisky and sriracha, and it tasted amazing: rich and buttery, without being sticky or too sweet. But I wanted to introduce these two things into my second batch just to see what would happen. The whisky delivered a subtle kiss of smoke on contact, while the sriracha rounded everything out with a gentle slap of spice at the end. The flavor was addictive without being too aggressive, making this a unique snack that’s perfect to gift to another or keep for yourself.”

The original recipe is vegan, which is cool, but if you don’t have any of the vegan butter substitute lying around, you can just use the real thing. 

Get the full recipe at Olives for Dinner: Whisky-Sriracha Caramel Corn