Creamy Bourbon Grilled Shrimp

Creamy Bourbon Shrimp

After the success of the deliciously heavenly Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings, my friend Wes and I decided we needed to keep trying more bourbon recipes.  We like bourbon.  We REALLY like Four Roses Bourbon.   If we do recipes with bourbon in them, it gives us a logical excuse to try a drink or two.  Or three.

Whatever it takes.

So we took to the grill with another app in mind:  Shrimp.  Our Cajun Shrimp recipe was amazing and we wanted to try to make something even better this time!  To do so we also pulled out some other big guns:  Butter and heavy whipping cream.  We weren’t messing around.

  Shrimp with cream sauce and toast

To top it all off, we did something I’ve never done before – we lit food on fire.  It was SO COOL.  Poured the bourbon over the shrimp and took a lighter to it – POOF – flames.  It was probably the most fun I’ve had at a grill in years.  Maybe ever.  Of course it helps that the company I kept was a hilarious and creative guy like Wes.  It also helped that we sampled the Four Roses Bourbon a couple times.

You know, just in case.  Of something.

Burning off the alcohol in the cream sauce

Anyway, this appetizer is a must next time you light your grill.  Creamy, tasty, a little smoke – and it’s fast and fun.  It’s recipes like this that remind me why I fell in love with cooking – especially outside.

Try it soon and enjoy this amazing Creamy Bourbon Grilled Shrimp with some friends – but only if you’re into things like totally blowing your friends away with flavor and leaving them begging for more.

Creamy Bourbon Grilled Shrimp

This recipe will knock your socks off!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 321 kcal


  • About 1lb uncooked shrimp peeled, deveined, tails taken off.

For The Sauce

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs chopped garlic
  • 1/4 c minced shallot
  • 2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs spicey brown or dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon squeezed

For Shrimp

  • 2 tbs butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbs minced garlic
  • 1/4 c Bourbon - preferably Four Roses
  • I loaf french or sourdough bread cut into slices


  • Set up your grill for direct cooking - high heat. (add some light fruit wood for a bit of extra flavor)


  • Inside, heat butter in saucepan and cook shallot until it's clear.
  • Add garlic and lemon juice & cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cream and mustard and cook on medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes.


  • In a cast iron skillet, melt butter, then add shrimp, salt & pepper
  • Add bourbon - light it for fun - and let cook off for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Dump in the sauce and mix together in skillet for a minute.
  • Toast your sliced bread on the grill - will only take a minute or so on each side.
  • Put one piece of shrimp on each piece of bread and pour on extra sauce.
Keyword Creamy Bourbon Shrimp

3 thoughts on “Creamy Bourbon Grilled Shrimp

  1. Kevin these were a big big hit in the family My 17 yo loved them I did add a dash of River Zroad Barbecue Shrim Mixto it for a Little heat Btw brand new Favorite Bourbon Four Roses was Great.

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