Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits: A Kentucky Tradition

August 27, 2019
Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps

Hey, y’all! As we enter the Dog Days of Summer and approach fall, I encourage each and every one of y’all to take time to cook a meal, sit at the table, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. It might be old school, but it has magnitude. It’s tradition. It’s southern. And, my friends, it’s Kentuckian. A perfect recipe to cook with family? My Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits!

This post is in partnership with Ale-8-One. Thank you all for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed are my own. Originally published August 2019, updated May 2021.

Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits: A Kentucky Tradition

Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps

About Ale-8-One

I so often honor my Russell County roots + Ale-8-One honors their Clark County roots. That’s why I love them. Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired.

Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps
Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps
Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps

JC’s note: The next time you are looking for a biscuit recipe, look no further than my Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits. It’s my all-time favorite — simple, quick, yet immensely flavorful. When made-from-scratch is this easy, there’s no reason not to do it!

Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps
Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps
Ale-8-One Buttery Biscuit Recipe: Southern Biscuit Recipe Using Soda by JCP Eats/JC Phelps
Ale 8 One Biscuits

Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits

Looking for an easy, southern biscuit recipe? Look no further than my homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 c. baking mix i.e. Bisquick
  • 1 c. Ale-8-One
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the baking mix, Ale-8-One, and sour cream. Mix well (I use a rubber spatula/my hands) until fully combined. I wouldn’t recommend using an electric mixer, as you do not want to over mix.
  • Using either your counter or a large cutting board, sprinkle the surface with flour/baking mix and use your hands to knead the dough. Roll it out to roughly half an inch thick.
  • Place a stick of butter in a glass baking dish and place in the oven. Do NOT let it burn; however, do let it fully melt, leaving the bottom of the pan covered in layer of butter.
  • Cut out your biscuits and place them in the butter-filled pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Keep an active watch on the biscuits!
  • Let the biscuits sit in the pan for 5-8 minutes, as they will absorb the butter. Enjoy!

Notes

This dough is very sticky; however, fear not: the recipe is foolproof!
Keyword ale 8, ale 8 one, biscuits, homemade ale 8 one biscuits

Ale-8 Buttery Biscuits

Ingredients:

4 c. baking mix (i.e. Bisquick)

1 c. Ale-8-One

1 c. sour cream

1 stick of butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the baking mix, Ale-8-One, and sour cream. Mix well (I use a rubber spatula/my hands) until fully combined. I wouldn’t recommend using an electric mixer, as you do not want to over mix. Also, just for your information, this is a sticky dough.
  3. Using either your counter or a large cutting board, sprinkle the surface with flour/baking mix and use your hands to knead the dough. Roll it out to roughly half an inch thick.
  4. Place a stick of butter in a glass baking dish and place in the oven. Do NOT let it burn; however, do let it fully melt, leaving the bottom of the pan covered in layer of butter.
  5. Cut out your biscuits and place them in the butter-filled pan.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Keep an active watch on the biscuits!
  7. Let the biscuits sit in the pan for 5-8 minutes, as they will absorb the butter.
  8. Enjoy!

Did you enjoy my Homemade Ale-8-One biscuits? Get my other recipes here!

Being a southern cook and a southern food writer, I take biscuits very seriously – and y’all will have to trust me when I say that these are the very best. They are so moist + after coming out of the oven, the absorbed butter really sends them over the edge!

vintage kitchenware
grandma's hands
cooking with grandma

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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  • Reply
    whereivebeentravel
    August 30, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Ale-8 One biscuits! Doesn’t get more Kentucky than that!

  • Reply
    Avery Walts
    August 30, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    This all sounds heavenly. And your family sounds so wonderful too.

  • Reply
    PORSCHA
    August 31, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Ok!! Adding this to my recipe book!!

  • Reply
    Leela
    August 31, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Would have never thought you could make biscuits with ale 8! Will have to try!

  • Reply
    Della
    August 31, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Those biscuits look sooooo good. I love biscuits and gravy. I will have to try this recipe.

    Della
    http://www.delladevoted.com

  • Reply
    Sam
    September 1, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I’ve been looking for an “authentic” Kentucky recipe to make for my parents when they come visit, think I’ve found it!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    September 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Yummmm. Love me some ale 8!

  • Reply
    caitiecat524
    September 1, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Are you really a Kentuckian if you haven’t enjoyed an Ale8?

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