Tender carrots tossed in a bourbon glaze. These bourbon-glazed carrots are the perfect side dish for a holiday dinner.
Tender carrots in a brown sugar orange bourbon glaze. These bourbon carrots will melt in your mouth with every bite. This side dish works well alongside steak and even deserves a place on the holiday table.
Ingredients for Bourbon Glazed Carrots
- Brown Sugar
- Orange Juice
How to Make Bourbon-Glazed Carrots
First, peel and slice your carrots. Next, bring a pot of water to a boil and add carrots. Boil carrots for about 20 minutes or until desired tenderness.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan melt the butter and stir in orange juice and brown sugar. Once it has started to bubble remove it from the heat and stir in the bourbon.
Place carrots in a serving dish and pour bourbon sauce over the carrots. Toss the bourbon carrots and serve.
Best Bourbon to Cook With
When cooking with bourbon we use Weller Special Reserve. It is a sweeter bourbon and is priced at around $30.00. Other bourbons like Wild Turkey, Bulliet, or Jim Beam work just as well. Save the high-end bourbons for drinking!
Store leftover bourbon carrots in an airtight container and refrigerate.
More Recipes with Bourbon
Not only do we love drinking bourbon but, we love cooking with it too!
In most recipes with bourbon, the alcohol is burned off while cooking leaving that rich bourbon flavor.
- 2 lbs carrots, sliced into coins
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 oz. bourbon
- Boil carrots for 20 mins or until desired tenderness. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan melt butter; stir in brown sugar and orange juice. Cook until it begins to bubble and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and immediately stir in bourbon.
- Toss carrots in sauce and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g