Maple Bourbon Whole Grain Mustard

Yield: 6 Half Pints

1 1/2 Cup Whole Brown Mustard Seeds

1 1/2 Cup Whole Yellow Mustard Seeds

2 1/2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 Cup Water

1 1/2 Cup Bourbon

1/2 Cup Vermont Maple Sugar

1 Tablespoon French Grey Salt

1 Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Peppercorns

1 Tablespoon Turmeric

Pinch Red Pepper Flakes

Every year in the early spring, while we’re waiting to move outside for the summer, we make a few batches of whole grain mustard. We then freeze or process it in a water bath so that we have plenty on hand to use in many of our recipes throughout the next year. There’s nothing quite like reaching for our own artisanal mustard when we’re making ribs, or pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, or even sloppy joes. Once you start this tradition yourself, we think you’ll appreciate the difference making your own mustard can make.


Working in batches, grind mustard seeds in a coffee or spice grinder enough to break them down slightly. Combine ground seeds. Place 2 1/4 cups in a ceramic container.

Add remaining ingredients to seeds and mix together until well combined. Cover and store mixture in refrigerator for 48 hours, stirring occasionally. At this point, adjust liquids as necessary to reach the desired consistency. Process and store as you desire. This mustard will last for several weeks in the refrigerator and several months in the freezer. Or if you prefer to process your mustard in a water bath, follow jar manufacturer's instructions.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Vermont Maple
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet & savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old
World appeal, French
Grey sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry
peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen