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Drunk Dogs Recipe

Drunk Dogs

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"This recipe has been passed around our family for years. I do not know the origin, but our family loves it. It is now a holiday tradition. It's simple and quick, made with cut up hot dogs or cocktail wieners, brown sugar, whiskey, and tangy ketchup! Serve these little dogs with toothpicks."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the ketchup, brown sugar, whiskey and cocktail wieners. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2003

Have made these using 3/4 cup whiskey, then they were simmered in the crockpot for about an hour! the additional whiskey makes a wonderful difference! They are yummy!!! It also helps to use 2 lbs. of little smokies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2003

These were fun. I added a bottle of beer, a splash of brandy, some maple syrup, chopped red onion, dash of Worcestershire, and some crumbled bacon. Cooked on med-high in uncovered slow cooker for about 4 hours until mixture was thick and syrup-py!! BIG YUM! They went quick. Served with homemade bread. Had extra sauce leftover, which I froze and will use to marinate and baste some barbecued chicken!

Oct 01, 2003

These are great little appetizers. I use a bit more whisky and brown sugar, with the same amount of ketchup and you can taste the different flavors a bit better.

Nov 11, 2003

I think the "kid friendly" rating shouldn't be averaged in because it pulls down the average unfairly! Not everything needs to be for kids. I didn't have ketchup - used what I had, which was 6 oz. of chili sauce. This made PLENTY of sauce for a pound of lil smokies -- the full recipe would surely be enough for 4 pounds of sausages! I love easy recipes, which this certainly is. And tasty! Larger amount (full bottle of ketchup, more sausages) could be done in a crock pot for a crowd.

Apr 10, 2003

A party favorite around my house. Try this recipe with little smokies instead of hotdogs! Super yummy!!!!! :)

Oct 30, 2003

YUM! Of course the day that I want to make these, the store is offering rain checks for the lil smokies. Sooo, I found Johnsonville little "brat bites". Worked great (maybe better). I used only a 16 oz. bottle of ketchup for 2 lbs. of the "brats" (I thought the 28 oz. to be way to much), and I used about 1/2 cup of whisky. I also added about a tbsp of grape jelly & that seemed to take away the ketchup taste. I will use again, thanks Linda!

Apr 10, 2003

This is the only cocktail weinie recipe that I really like. I got it about 20 years ago from (get this) "The White Trash Cookbook," which was written partly as a joke, and partly because it had some good recipes.

Jan 16, 2008

awesome, a huge hit at my church. I used 2lbs of little smokies instead of 1lb. coctail wieners.


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