5 Reasons to Discover McCreery Mud This Summer
McCreery Mud.... Does the name sound somewhat familiar here in the Carolinas? Well, it should. The owners happen to be the uncle and aunt of the winner of the 10th season of American Idol, Scotty McCreery. While Scotty does an amazing job on the stage singing, we hit the high notes of brewing in the distillery. Here are five reasons to discover McCreery Mud this summer.
1. A chance to experience American history.
Our recipe originated around 1840, when the McCreerys migrated to the United States from the northern part of Ireland, known as Ulster. After settling in the Appalachian Mountains, they began distilling their own liquor. In 2008, the recipe was resurrected and named "McCreery Mud." It originally was brewed at home and given to family and friends. Unlike the other coffee liqueurs on the market today, we are 100-percent American-made. We are brewed in Lenoir, N.C., through Carolina Distillery and are proud to say we are a one-of-a-kind, natural spirit-based liqueur.
2. Be able to say to friends, "I've moved to the dark side."
No, we aren’t talking about Star Wars. McCreery Mud has made a huge impact in the world of coffee liquor since its launch. In just a short amount of time, it was voted “No. 1 Best New Liqueur in 2015" at the Blue Ridge Spirit Competition. It stands above the rest with its smooth, satin texture. It’s excellent over ice and adds that boost to coffee that people always seem to crave.
3. Discover the beverage of versatility.
McCreery Mud can be easily enjoyed at home or at a local restaurant establishment. The best “NEW” tasting coffee liqueur in the Carolina Market is shaking up the kitchen and becoming the hottest ingredient in this summer’s desserts and cookies this side of the Mississippi River. A list of our popular recipes can be found on our website.
4. Taste the cookie with a kick.
One of our favorite recipes is for our Salted McCreery Mud Slide Cookie. It will become an instant hit at all your functions during the summer, and we want to be the first to share it with you.
- 2 cups all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of instant coffee
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 stick of melted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg plus 1 egg yoke
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup McCreery Mud
- 1 cup chocolate chunks
- sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa, instant coffee, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl mix the melted butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg plus egg yoke and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add McCreery Mud and mix. Gradually add flour mixture until dough forms. Form into small golf ball sized shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. As soon as cookies come out of the over, sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool and enjoy.
5. Help us get to you.
We are proud to announce that we have one of the least expensive coffee liqueurs on the market today. We are Carolina-based, and we’re your neighbors. We can be found at your local ABC stores in Boone, Lenoir, New Hanover, Blowing Rock, Charlotte, Indian Trail, Southport, and Marion. However, we need continued support to make the smooth taste of McCreery Mud available to all and stocked at every ABC store in North Carolina. Readers can help by inquiring about our availability at the local ABC store in their city.
Visit our web site at mccreerymud.com to check out our latest recipes and locations.