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Bourbon Lime & Honey Shrimp

  • Author: Mad River Distillers
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Shrimp marinades in a Bourbon, lime and honey sauce, then is cooked and served over a bed of wild rice along with some sauteed red peppers.


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 3 tbsp Mad River Distillers Straight Bourbon
  • 2 limes
  • 1 ½ tsp honey
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • ¾ tsp minced garlic
  • ⅛ tsp salt & ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ¾ cup wild rice blend


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the Bourbon, fresh squeezed lime juice (from 1 ½ limes, saving ½ for later), honey, tabasco, minced garlic, ⅛ tsp salt, and cracked pepper. 
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade, and set aside for no more than 20 minutes.
  3. While the shrimp is marinating, prepare the wild rice. Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil in a small pan. Once boiling, stir in the wild rice blend. Cover the pan with a lid, then reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove rice from the heat, then let it stand for about 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. 
  4. Next, cut a red pepper into strips.
  5. Remove shrimp from the marinade. Drizzle some oil in a pan, and sauté the shrimp until they are pink, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from the pan, and set them aside.
  6. Sauté the red pepper strips in the pan. Drizzle some of the marinade over the top  and cook until they are tender and lightly charred, about 10 minutes. 
  7. Serve the shrimp over a bed of wild rice. Add red peppers on the side. Squeeze a lime wedge over the shrimp, and enjoy!


The marinade contains alcohol and is intended for adults 21+ only.

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