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Nippy Franks Appetizer Recipe

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Cocktail Franks
Photo: Diana Rattray

Bourbon adds flavor and spirit to these little appetizer franks. The sauce is made with barbecue flavors along with the bourbon. 

These little cocktail franks make a tasty appetizer for a party, and they can be served right from the slow cooker. Offer guests plates, napkins, and toothpicks.


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Bourbon
  • 1 pound cocktail wieners or little smokies


Combine all ingredients except cocktail wieners in slow cooker. Stir wieners into the sauce mixture. Cover and heat on HIGH for 1 hour; remove lid and cook 1 hour longer.

Serve hot from the slow cooker.


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 5 out of 5
These rock!, Member Patricia.Poole

I made these for a cookie exchange party and they were a huge hit! Everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. The next day I took what was left from the dish (it wasn't much) to work and everyone there asked for the recipe as well. I added just a splash more of the bourbon than the recipe called for, which enhanced the aroma and had everyone wanting to taste test them as soon as they walked into the house! Try it, you'll like it!

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