whiskey wild cherry coke glazed ham

★★★★★ 4
By Monica Keleher
from Methuen, MA

This ham is such an incredible hit at our house. The boys devour it. I serve it with candied carrots and mashed potatoes. So so yummolicious! Hope you try it and love it as much as we do! Use leftovers to make wonderful French Ham and Cheese Sandwiches called Croque Madame I posted the recipe. Thanks Monica

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Mixing Cherry Coke with whiskey gives this baked ham a sweet and spicy kick. It's wonderful for basting on the savory ham. A flavorful and beautiful ham perfect for any holiday. Make sure to baste the ham every 15 minutes or so. It helps to intensify the flavor and prevents the baked ham from drying out.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For whiskey wild cherry coke glazed ham

  • bone-in fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 c
    whiskey
  • 3 c
    Cherry Coke
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • whole cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of each: garlic powder, paprika, ground thyme, cayene pepper and oregano

How To Make whiskey wild cherry coke glazed ham

  • Scored ham with cloves.
    1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Score the ham on the diagonal along the fat side and insert whole cloves in the corners of each slice.
  • Pouring seasoning over ham.
    2
    Season the ham with salt, pepper, and the pinches of each herb. I mix it all together in a rub it all over the ham.
  • Pouring Cherry Coke into a baking dish.
    3
    Cover the ham with brown sugar and pour 1 cup of Cherry Coke in the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Ham baking in the oven.
    4
    Cook the ham for about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Cherry Coke and whiskey mixed together.
    5
    Mix the remaining Cherry Coke and whiskey.
  • Basting the ham while it cooks.
    6
    Baste the ham with the mixture often throughout the cooking process. When you are out of the whiskey and cola mixture, use the pan juices. It will have some of the brown sugar and ham juices yummy. When the ham reads 140 on a thermometer it's done. Take it out of the oven. It should be a gorgeous mahogany color. Tent it for about 15 minutes.
  • Whiskey Wild Cherry Coke Glaze Ham served with candied carrots and garlic mashed potatoes.
    7
    Remove the cloves. Slice and serve with candied carrots and garlic mashed potatoes. So so good!
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