Spirited Cuisine is Back at Applebees


Cooking with alcohol intimidates one in four Americans, according to a new survey by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, America’s favorite neighborhood grill and bar. In fact, if it came down to it, men would be more comfortable cutting down their own Christmas trees and women would rather risk making a basket-weave pie crust from scratch before adding spirited flair to their at-home creations. It’s why Applebee’s restaurants are bringing back the popular Spirited Cuisine menu, a collection of dishes infused with the complex flavors of wine, bourbon, beer and now tequila.


Here are some of the results of a recent survey which shows comedic confusion and hesitation on the part of the public when it comes to cooking with alcohol.

  • A majority of those surveyed were most scared by a dinner-hosting scenario in which the main dish erupts in flames – almost three times as many as another scenario of serving up a carnivore’s feast to a vegetarian guest. 
  • Half of respondents didn't know the correct definition of "deglaze," with 10 percent thinking it meant licking a glazed doughnut’s icing clean off. 
  • One in 10 people surveyed thought "flambé" meant either the most flamboyant lamb in a herd or Bambi's French cousin.
The other week, we were able to check out Applebee's Spirited Cuisine Menu and we were very impressed! I was completely in love with the Whiskey Sirloins. Their taste was provocative and had a subtle taste of bourbon to them which really set them off. 

Would you like to try the Spirited Cuisine for yourself? One winner will receive a $50 gift card to Applebees!

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