Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots – #10DaysofTailgate

Booze and football together, is like peanut butter and jelly.  One should always be served with the other.  Watching football with a glass of milk……WHAT?  No, no, no!  Let’s try this again, watching football with a bottle of beer, or a shot of bourbon……PERFECT!. Today I am presenting you with a recipe for some bourbon shots.  Let’s drink responsibly, while enjoying a few Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots.

Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots - #10DaysofTailgate

Several bloggers are kicking off football season in style by enjoying #10DaysofTailgate.  You will see cocktail recipes, appetizers, side dishes, main entrees, all perfect for a football party.


For this recipe, I added Carrot Karma Hot Sauce from Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauce Company.  This sauce is unique, yet so delicious.  I loved adding it to my nachos, and especially to this bourbon recipe.  I also added some Basil from the Gourmet Garden Herbs.  Two unique additions, yet they complimented this recipe perfectly.  I really enjoy the Gourmet Garden herbs, with the squeeze bottles you have no mess, and they’re easy to store in your refrigerator.  Thank you so much Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauce Company, and Gourmet Garden Herbs!

Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots - #10DaysofTailgate

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Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots - #10DaysofTailgate

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Spicy Strawberry Bourbon Shots - #10DaysofTailgate

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8 small and medium strawberries
1 tsp Carrot Karma hot sauce
1/2 tsp basil (Gourmet Gardens)
2 oz bourbon


Puree together the strawberries, hot sauce, and basil.

For shot glasses, add sugar to rim of glasses, (place rim in water, then in sugar.)

Pour 1 oz of bourbon to shot glass (basically half of a shot glass,) then add 1 oz of strawberry puree or half of a shot glass.

Recipe makes enough for 3 shot glasses.

Enjoy safely!


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Disclaimer: I received the Carrot Karma hot sauce from Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauce Company, and the Basil from Gourmet Garden Herbs. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Camilla Mann

    These look amazing! Wow. Thanks for sharing…and for participating in #10DaysofTailgate. I love that you added carrot karma and herbs. Cheers.

  • Debra

    Booze and football! LOL Great looking shooters and I love those shot glasses!

  • Rebekah Rose Hills

    Those photos are fantastic – love the little shot glasses!! This sounds so full of flavor – I imagine they are absolutely delicious!

  • Lauren Everson

    I never would have thought to use the carrot karma hotsauce in a beverage! Very creative. Thanks for not doing this with milk. 😉

  • Wendy Klik

    If we had a drinking party and had to take a shot for each time our team scored…I would be dead sober LOL

  • Such a creative and beautiful drink!

  • Unique and intriguing combination of flavors. Can I count the carrot karma hot sauce as today’s healthy veggie?

  • What an interesting combination! Bourbon and strawberries. I get that’s fabulous!

  • Thespicyrd

    My husband loves milk, but I think he would be horrified at the thought of drinking it while watching football too :-). Love these little bourbon shots, and fun tailgating series too. Go Chargers! Xoxo

  • Oh baby – strawberry bourbon shots that are also spicy? Now that sounds like perfection – yes, even if I don’t really watch football. It’s only soccer for this girl 🙂

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Serving those shots in the skull glasses is perfect for their character!

  • Those skull glasses is a great idea 😀
    So cute! I mean… ferocious and horrifying 😛

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Laura @ Miss Laura’s Kitchen

    Great recipe for tailgating and Halloween, great photo!

  • So no pumpkin oatmeal cookies and milk while watching football? 🙂 O.K. – you’re right – these strawberry bourbon shots are MUCH better!

  • Hotly Spiced

    Your glasses are perfect for Halloween. I love how the strawberries would add some sweetness to the bourbon xx

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    This is so stinkin’ clever. Bourbon is the best!