Friday, August 10, 2012

Homemade Canadian Rye Mustard Recipe

For many years I often felt left out as far as motherhood went ... you see my kids hated condiments....ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing, mayo, cheese sauce on veggies....they just wouldn't eat the stuff. Plain broccoli, carrots, noodles were fine but if you offered them anything to dip those things in they would look at you like you were off your rocker.

Now that my son is a grown up six year old with "sophisticated" tastes, he does like ketchup and mayo but he still isn't completely sold on mustard and still dispises cheese sauce on veggies.

And my eight year old daughter hates them all (well, except cheesesauce but only on macaroni) which may explain her dislike of french fries - let's face it....without ketchup fries are just ... well...potatoes. (PS - Homemade ketchup recipe coming soon!)

So luckily for me when I came across a booze filled mustard recipe I didn't have to give a moments thought to whether I was about to start my kids down a path of addiction and smoked filled pubs... cause I know they won't touch this crazy good condiment recipe...I, on the other hand, am heading down to the bar as soon as I...hiccup...finish this last bite of pretzel covered in rye soaked mustard....hiccup...

Adapted from Gifts Cooks Love by Diane Morgan.
1 c mustard seeds
1 c Canadian rye (whiskey)
1 c water
1 c chopped dried apricots
5 tbsp cider vinegar
5 tbsp honey
1 tbsp kosher salt
What to do
  1. Add mustard seeds, rye and water into a bowl and soak 12-24 hours.
  2. Add apricots and soak for another 12 hours.
  3. Reserving the liquid, strain the mixture.
  4. In a food processor, pulse all ingredients including the reserve liquid, to desired consistency, adding remaining liquid as needed.
  5. Place in clean jars, making sure to wipe the rims and secure the lids.
  6. Refrigerate for 2-3 weeks so the flavours meld together.
  7. It will keep for up to three months.


  1. I'm not a fan of mustard too but this recipe may come handy as my son loves it on his hot dog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You don't say what to reserve the apricot liquid for. I had a little British cookbook with a couple outstanding mustard recipies I've made for gifts over the years and I've lost it! You'd think I would have written them down somewhere else but I didn't and none of the mustard WITH WHISKEY recipies I've located seem like it, but I might give this a whirl. Have you ever made it without the apricots??

    1. OH! Just add the liquid to the food processor with all the other ingredients! Sorry, should have made that more clear!