Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

We’ve crafted up the perfect cocktail & grilled cheese duo just in time for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Our Blackberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese recipe is the perfect way to celebrate everyone’s favorite comfort food. Enjoy this delicious grown-up grilled cheese with a Powell & Mahoney Blackberry Maple Buck!

Blackberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese


Makes 4 sandwiches

8 oz brie, thinly sliced

4 tbsp blackberry jam

8 slices of maple bacon

8 tsp salted butter, softened

8 slices white bread


Blackberry Jam

6 oz. Blackberries

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

Pinch of salt

In a small bowl, mash all ingredients together until chunky.

Maple Bacon 

2 oz bacon, thick cut

4 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Lay bacon on rack and brush both sides with maple syrup. Bake until crispy, about 15-20 minutes.

Blackberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

Heat 12-inch skilled over medium heat. Layer 2 oz of brie and 2 slices of bacon on one slice of bread and spread jam on another slice. Season with salt & pepper. Close sandwich and butter the top with 1 tsp butter. Place butter side down into hot skillet and butter remaining side with 1 tsp butter. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes per side.

Maple Blackberry Buck

Behind every great grilled cheese is an even greater cocktail, of course! Whip up a delicious Powell & Mahoney Maple Blackberry Buck to complete the meal! 


2 -3 blackberries

1/2 oz maple syrup

1.5 oz. bourbon or vodka

1 oz. Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour Mix

1 can of Powell & Mahoney Original Ginger Beer

Garnish: Lemon wedge and blackberry


In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and maple syrup. Add the bourbon (or vodka), P&M Lemon Sour mix and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with P&M Original Ginger Beer and garnish with a lemon wheel and blackberry.

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