Best Bourbon Glaze Cocktail Recipes

Alcohol is fun to drink. After a long day, grabbing a few beers or hitting up happy hour for some fancy cocktails or enjoying a well-aged whiskey or bourbon on the weekends with a cigar, however you like your poison, it will be a good time. But drinks such as whiskey, wine, bourbon, vodka and many more can also be used in cooking due to their rich flavors. If you have ever been to a bar/restaurant, the chances are, you have seen some menü items called ‘’Bourbon Glazed XXX’’ or ‘’Marinated in Red wine’’. Today, we are going to focus on Bourbon Glaze Recipes for your kitchen, so you can include this flavorful drink in your recipes. The recipes that require heat will burn off the alcohol so they will be safe to serve children but there are some that don’t require heat or to be cooked and those can be made for adult parties for you and your friends to enjoy. From deserts to cooked meats, you can use a bourbon glaze to make your dishes more fun and add a deep, rich taste.  Let’s get started with a couple of Bourbon Glaze Recipes to liven up your parties.

Blueberry  Basil Bourbon Glaze

Absolutely perfect for donuts or any other pastry you want to glaze, this Blueberry Basil Bourbon Glaze can also be used to top off your cakes. Just like regular sugar icing, it uses sugar but substitutes water with your favorite bourbon. This recipe does not require to be baked or heated, therefore the alcohol stays intact fort he whole process from start to finish. While sweet deserts might be kids favorite, you may want to keep these away from them. The sweet blueberries meet with the earthy basil and create a fun ride for your taste buds. The recipe is quite simple to make, just get your pastry ready and follow these simple steps.


  • Fresh Blueberries 2 Pints
  • Fresh Basil 1 bunch (stems removed)
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • Confectioners sugar 6 cups

How To:

  • Mix the blueberries and basil in a blender until smooth
  • Add the bourbon and continue mixing
  • Put the mixture on a separate cup and add the sugar slowly
  • Once all of the sugar is in there, blend the mixture until smooth
  • Glaze any pastry you want immediately
  • Let the glazed pastries sit until the glaze is frozen

Sweet Bourbon Glazed Meatballs

If you want to spice up your BBQs or dinner parties with a mystery flavor, this Bourbon Glazed recipe is just right for you. You can opt to use cooked meatballs or prepare your own meatballs for this delicious glaze. This recipe will even work for burger patties to make bourbon glazed hamburgers. Just cook the patties beforehand like the meatballs and enjoy the compliments from your friends. You need to expose your glaze to heat and even bring it to a boil with this yummy dish son o worries of the alcohol getting anyone boozy since it will evaporate.


  • 2 cups of barbecue sauce
  • ½ teaspoon f Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of bourbon
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 package of cooked meatballs

How to:

  • Mix bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bourbon and honey in a cup
  • Whisk until mixed smooth
  • Add the mixture to a saucepan and add the cooked meatballs
  • Bring to boil
  • Turn the heat down and let simmer for 25 minutes, mixing every 5 minutes or so
  • Serve with pasta or as a sandwich

Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Looking for a way to add some twists to your carefully planned dinner party? Does your menü look like its missing something? Use this Bourbon Glaze recipe to add a different touch to your side dishes with carrots. Carrots are yummy and sweet on their own, especially when cooked but this bourbon glaze will bring them to the next level and get people curious about how you learned to make such a gourmet tasting dish. You can pair your glazed carrots with a steak or as an add-on to your pasta dishes. You will be cooking the recipe after adding the bourbon so this is a child-safe side dish you can serve all your guests.


  • Unsalted Butter 4 tbsp
  • Carrots 2 pounds (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup light Brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How To:

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan
  • Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes until they are slightly soft
  • Take the carrots out of the pan and set aside
  • Add the bourbon to the same pan you took the carrots out of
  • Cook the bourbon for 30 seconds
  • Add the rest of the butter, Brown sugar, salt, and pepper
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • After 2-3 minutes, the glaze should start to thicken
  • Add the carrots to the pan
  • Cook until the carrots are as soft as you would like them to be
  • Sprinkle parsley on top (Optional)

Maple Bourbon Glazed Bacon

Mmm bacon. While some may argue that it is delicious enough on its own, you shouldn’t jump the gun without trying this maple bourbon glaze recipe. It is super simple to make which is great because all will be eaten fast as well. Saying no to anyone about bacon is cruel, but you won’t need to worry about saying no to your kids with this recipe because the heat will burn off all the alcohol and leave the rich, flavorful taste of bourbon behind. Mixing with the maple syrup, the bourbon makes the bacon sweet and deep, a taste you will want on every Sunday breakfast table.


  • ½ pounds of Bacon(yum)
  • 2 tbs of Brown sugar
  • 2 tbs of maple syrup
  • 2 tbs of bourbon

How to:

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350degrees
  • Cut the bacon in half
  • Mix the Brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon
  • Add the bacon to the same bowl as the mixture
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or cookie sheet
  • Lay the bacon strips individually on the tray
  • Cover the bacon with the remaining of the glaze
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crispy
  • Enjoy after 5 minutes of cooking

These bourbon Glaze Recipes are all great for a big gathering or a small meet-up with your friends. The bourbon adds a different taste and a fun twist to your already delicious pastries or dishes. The smoky yet sweet taste of bourbon will accompany any meat greatly and leave you and your guests wanting more. Try a couple of the recipes above and let us know what you think!