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It’s early October and if I were only 42 years younger, I would be back at school.

But I’m not and its football season, time for tailgating, beer and hot wings. Ok, we gave up our Dolphins tickets (good decision this year) and we are not tailgating any more. HOWEVER, I make these grilled buffalo wings that will knock your socks off. (I personally don’t wear them often, mostly sandals and I am not old enough to wear socks and sandals.)

Ingredients:

  • 8 small drumsticks (single serving)
  • 1 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/2 can of Coke (I use Coke Zero as I am so health conscious)
  • Cayenne and black pepper to taste (more than 1/4 teaspoon is a lot, I use about 1/2 teaspoon of each.)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
Warm the sauce (I used the extra burner to the left, but then move it to part of the grill. The burner is too hot and it boils constantly causing the sauce to thicken too much.) Soak the wings in the sauce for 10 min, then grill on low for 10 min. Repeat 5 cycles (I CANNOT stand underdone chicken. 90+ min is fine with me.)
If you want your wings milder add more soda and don’t put the wings back into the sauce when you take them from the BBQ the last time. If you like them HOT put them back in the sauce as you bring them inside.
Choose your home-brew/wings pairing (for me it was a Big Honkin’ Stout, bottled May 28, 2011 and wings.)
Now, after the last wing your beer should be gone. At this point you may want to form your lips as if you were going to whistle, instead, breathe in, then relax and exhale, Repeat for a while, you will be fine.
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