Masters Menu Influenced Recipes 2023
If you do not have a ticket to the Masters this year, you will want to bring a little Masters to your home with these Masters Menu Influenced Recipes for 2023.
The Masters golf tournament is known for its beautiful pristine course, amazing golf, and delicious food served, particularly the famous concession stand items and the annual Champions Dinner. Augusta National also influences local Augusta restaurant items and cookbooks.
For over 50 years, Augusta National has offered delicious budget-friendly sandwiches and snacks to visiting golf patrons. Concessions are a highlight when attending the Master that many golf fans methodically eat their way through the day, being sure to sample many now-famous recipes.
Some of the popular food options at the concession stands include:
- The famous “Masters” pimento cheese sandwich
- Egg salad sandwich
- Barbecue sandwich
- Grilled chicken wrap
- Chicken salad on brioche
- Georgia peach ice cream sandwich
- Sweet tea and lemonade (known as the “Arnold Palmer”)
Masters Copycat Recipes You Can Make At Home
If you are not able to attend the Masters this year, then make your own taste of the Masters with these authentic Masters copycat recipes.
Why These Recipes Are Authentic
Many copycat recipes on the internet add all kinds of ingredients that Augusta National Golf Club does not have in their recipes. The Masters pimento cheese does not have sour cream, nor does the egg salad have celery or chopped dill pickles in it. The concession stands, sandwiches, and snacks are all made with simple, high-quality ingredients.
How do I know? I live in Augusta, Georgia, and have attended the Masters since high school. I now have 15 grandkids, which might give you a perspective on how long I have been going.
Each year I bring home a bag of concession stand items to give to family members that did not go and enjoy as a late-night snack watching the highlights on TV. I save the bags for reference, checking to see if they have changed their recipe. However, if Augusta National has something extraordinary, they leave it alone. It’s all about tradition.
Masters Champions Dinner Recipes
On Tuesday of Masters week, the Champions Dinner is hosted by the previous year’s winner. The hosting champion golfer selects the menu. Many menus reflect the golfer’s national heritage or where they live in the United States. Some notable past menus include:
- Hideki Matsuyama’s 2022 Sushi, sashimi and nigiri, yakitori chicken skewers, miso-glazed black cod, Miyazaki wagyu, sansho daikon ponzu, Japanese strawberry shortcake.
- Tiger Woods’ 2020 menu featured steak and chicken fajitas, grilled vegetables, and a side of Mexican rice and black beans.
- Sergio Garcia’s 2018 menu included a Spanish-themed spread, featuring arroz caldoso (a type of paella), an ensalada de naranjas (orange salad), and tres leches cake.
Create Your Own Champions Dinner
Why not host your own Champions Dinner as part of a Masters Watch Party? I have gathered a few recipes that will get you started on creating a fun menu to serve.
- Jordan Spieth’s 2016 menu featured Texas-style barbecue, including smoked brisket, ribs, and sausage, as well as baked beans and jalapeño cornbread.
- Dustin Johnson’s 2021 menu featured lobster & corn fritters, caesar salad, filet mignon, mashed potatoes, spring vegetables, and Peach Cobbler.
- Danny Willett, 2017: Mini Cottage Pies; Sunday Roast of Prime Rib, Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings, Gravy; Dessert of Apple Crumble & Vanilla Custard
Masters Beer Menu
Would you believe you can buy a great beer at a world-famous sporting event for $5.
One of my favorite beers that are sold in the concession stands is a craft beer, the Augusta Crow’s Nest. Served exclusively in a green Masters cup, this wheat ale is brewed locally and named for the apartment above the clubhouse, where amateur participants stay during the Masters.
Crows Nest beer has a flavor profile similar to Blue Moon with a hint of orange.
Domestic and Imported beers are served in clear Masters souvenir cups.
- Domestic — Coors Banquet beer
- Domestic Light — Miller Lite
- Import Beer — Stella Artois
Augusta Recipes Influenced By Masters Golf Food
Locals appreciate and are very proud to say they live in the same city as the most beautiful golf course on the PGA tour. This pride is reflected by incorporating everyday recipes into the Augusta, GA, dinner tables and potlucks.
Through the years, local restaurants have come and gone with Masters-themed decor and menu items. Even though the restaurants have closed, the recipes they made famous are part of the local’s dinner menus still.
Augusta National Famous Pound Cake
No secret recipe here! The Augusta National shared in our local junior leagues cookbook their recipe for the best southern pound cake you will ever make. (Ok, I might be a bit pound-cake prejudiced)
Augusta National shared their recipe in my beloved, stain-ridden pages of the Augusta Junior League cookbook, “Tea-Time at the Masters.”. Growing up in Augusta, this was the first cookbook I owned, and it still holds to be one of my favorites in my collection.
Masters Influenced Cocktails and Drinks
Masters Influanced Snacks
Best Augusta and Masters Cookbooks
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Masters Party Menu
Now that you have all the famous recipes that revolved around Augusta and the Masters, why not host a Masters Viewing Party?
I have gathered everything you need to host a great golf-themed party or Masters Viewing Party.
- Masters party menu
- Masters-themed party decorations
- TV viewing party ideas
- What to wear to the Masters or a Masters party
Be sure and get this Golf Party Pack for your next gathering with golf friends. Everything you need to decorate a golf-themed party at the touch of a button.
Interesting Facts About Masters Tournament Food
Why is Masters food so cheap?
The Masters concessions are served in simple bulk style to keep prices so low as a service to their patrons, the average joe like you and I. For a mere $1.50, you can enjoy the famous pimento cheese sandwich.
In my interview with Yahoo, I share with you my expertise on the $1.50 pimento cheese sandwich. When golf patrons visit the Masters tournament for the first time, they can not believe how inexpensive concession stand food is. Most sporting events jack up food prices to an unbelievably high price because they know they have a captive buyer.
Why are Masters sandwiches served in a green bag?
The Masters serve their sandwiches in green biodegradable bags that highlight the victory of winning the Green Jacket. As a side note, I bring home sandwiches for family members that can’t go. I tuck the bags away in a box so I can reference them for copycat recipes at a later time. However, I need to read them within a year because by hear two they are breaking down into little pieces and by the thrid year they fall completely apart when I pull them out of the box.
What is the famous drink at the Masters?
The most famous drink at the Masters is the Azalea Chocktail. However, this cocktail is not served in the consession stands at the Masters. It is only served in the club house.
The Azalea cocktail is named after our city’s beloved pink Azalias that bloom during Masters week. This cocktail plays off of the pink color of the flowers and has the flavors of freshly squeezed lemonade and grenadine served with vodka. It’s super elegant to shake it with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass or pour over ice in a highball.
Overall, the food at the Masters is known for its simple yet delicious offerings and is a highlight for patrons every year!