Drunk Chicken Wings Recipe

Drunk chicken wings, also known as beer-infused chicken wings, are a delicious and flavorful snack that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The process of marinating chicken wings in beer before cooking them not only adds a unique flavor to the dish but also tenderizes the meat, resulting in a juicy and succulent wing that's sure to please any palate.
The first step to making drunk chicken wings is to choose the right beer. Different types of beer can provide different flavors to the dish, so it's important to choose a beer that complements the flavors of the chicken. Lighter beers like lagers or pilsners work well for a milder flavor, while darker beers like stouts or porters can provide a deeper, richer flavor. It's best to avoid strongly flavored beers like IPAs, as they can overpower the flavor of the chicken.
Once you have your beer, it's time to marinate the chicken wings. Simply mix together the beer with other flavorings like garlic, soy sauce, honey, and spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. The chicken wings are then placed in the marinade and left to soak for at least an hour, or even overnight for maximum flavor.
When it's time to cook the wings, they can be grilled, baked, or fried depending on your preference. Grilling the wings can provide a smoky flavor, while baking or frying them can create a crispy outer layer that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It's important to ensure that the wings are cooked thoroughly and reach an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure they're safe to eat.
The result of all this effort is a juicy, flavorful wing with a unique twist. The beer-infused marinade adds a subtle sweetness to the chicken, and the spices provide a bit of heat that's balanced out by the beer. The alcohol in the beer also helps to tenderize the meat, resulting in a wing that's succulent and moist.
Drunk chicken wings are a great snack to serve at parties, barbecues, or as a game-day snack. They're easy to make, and the flavors can be adjusted to suit any taste. Whether you prefer a milder flavor or something with a bit more heat, there's a recipe out there that's sure to satisfy your craving for drunk chicken wings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Chicken Recipes, Mexican Kitchen
Servings 2 servings
Calories 550 kcal


  • Chicken wings
  • 2/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns 


  • In a bowl, mix the tequila, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper and peppercorns.
  • Add the wings to the bowl and cover them well with the sauce.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  • Cover a pyrex with aluminum foil and place the wings on top.
  • Pour the sauce evenly over the wings.
  • Bake at 200ºC for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the wings are golden brown.
  • Serve the wings and add a little more of the sauce on top.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can accompany them with a very cold tequila.
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