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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

324.6 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 35.2mg 12% DV; sodium 1644.3mg 69% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
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! Read More
(15)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
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! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2003
A party favorite around my house. Try this recipe with little smokies instead of hotdogs! Super yummy!!!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2008
awesome a huge hit at my church. I used 2lbs of little smokies instead of 1lb. coctail wieners. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
Everyone enjoyed "Drunk Dogs". I agree that 1/4 cup of whiskey is better than recipe amount given. As suggested I used Jack Daniels. I tried to find little brats (my husband is a cheesehead from Wisc) but not in any stores around my home so got two pkgs of Little Smokies. Only put 1-lb in the slow cooker. Next time will do 2-lbs at outset as there is indeed enough sauce and people won't be disappointed when they go back for more and the Smokies are all gone. I've prepared other similar recipes for potlucks but didn't really care for them personally. That's why I was looking for something better when I found this one. I have to admit it I was one of those disappointed when I went to get a few more and they were gone. But then these are so easy to prepare I can toss everything in the slow cooker for myself anytime I want. Read More
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