Enhance your baked beans with bourbon for a flavorful twist. Bourbon's caramel and vanilla notes pair perfectly with the sweetness of the beans. The oaky undertones further enhance the overall flavor. Whether you choose a slow-cooked or lower-sugar recipe, adding bourbon can add depth to your dish. Cook off the alcohol for a milder flavor, or add it towards the end for a stronger taste. Use what you already have or opt for a reasonably priced bourbon. Save the higher-end bourbon for sipping alongside your beans and barbecue.