Yield: 4 servings
½ cup (approximately) popcorn kernels, depending on size of pot
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup honey, such as clover
1½ Tbsp. whiskey
1 tsp. vanilla
½ Tbsp. sea salt, large crystals
Add ¼ cup vegetable oil to a pot with a lid. Add 1 kernel of popcorn and cover pot with lid. Set heat to medium-high. When kernel pops, add enough kernels to pot so they cover the bottom of the pot in one layer. Close lid and gently shake the pot. When the popping slows, remove from heat. In a large bowl, whisk honey, whiskey and vanilla together. Add popcorn and use a spatula to evenly coat. Pour the popcorn onto a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on sea salt. Place in oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until popcorn dries and develops a thin, crisp shell.