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Irish Whiskey Glaze

Kick up your glaze or dipping game with this delicious Irish Whiskey Glaze. It’s easy to make and packs a nice little kick of flavor to just about anything.

A mason jar, a spoon, and a shot glass along with Irish Whisky Glaze and some limes.

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The ingredient list:

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How this recipe came to be:

We had ordered some green bean fries as an appetizer at a local restaurant and they came along with a whiskey dipping sauce.

We enjoyed the appetizer SO much that I immediately came home and did my best to duplicate the green bean fries recipe (pictured down below) along with today’s recipe for Irish Whiskey dipping sauce.

I’m very proud of both of these recipes, and I dare say they rival (or even surpass) what we had at our local restaurant.

How long will this whiskey sauce keep in the refrigerator?

Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

What can I use whiskey sauce/glaze on?

The first thing I thought to use this glaze on was shrimp (recipe coming soon), but it will also work wonderfully well on virtually any seafood you can think of.

You can use it as a baste during cooking or as a dip when serving.

This Irish whiskey glaze will also taste amazing on chicken, pork, and even beef.

What type of whiskey works best for this recipe?

I used Jameson’s Irish whiskey because that’s what I had on hand and that’s what they’d used in the restaurant we visited.

However, feel free to use whatever whiskey you like best and have on hand.

How long does this recipe take to make?

It’s super quick. Probably 15 minutes, tops!

Of course, you need to cool it completely before refrigerating, but you can also use it right away if you’re not storing it first.

The step-by-step photo instructions for making Irish Whiskey Glaze:

  • Place the apricot jam in a small saucepan.
  • Add in the whiskey (¼ cup, or more to taste), lime juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes until the glaze thickens slightly.
  • Stir in the red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely. *Note – the glaze will thicken slightly as it cools.
  • Cool completely and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
A closeup of a spoon that holding Irish Whiskey Glaze on a white plate with a shot glass of whiskey on the side.

Additional recipes you’ll enjoy:

*Everything Green Bean Fries (as mentioned above and shown below)

When you want a tasty snack, but one that’s still healthy and good for you reach for the Everything Green Beans Fries and you won’t be sorry!

A white oval bowl filled with Everything Green Bean Fries along with an orange dipping sauce and fresh oranges.

*Jammin’ Salmon (not shown below, but featured in the video)

With a name like Jammin’ Salmon, you know it HAS to be good! No seriously. This is one of the easiest, most delicious salmon recipes I’ve ever eaten! AND it can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Impressive!

*Fireball Whiskey Apple Crisp (shown below)

When you’re looking to ramp up your apple crisp game, look no further than this recipe for Fireball Apple Crisp. It’s soon to become your flaming desire!

A bowl of fireball apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoon.

*Irish Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream (not shown)

Save this Boozy Irish Coffee Ice Cream for after the kiddos have gone to bed, and then you can savor the flavor of being a grownup!

*Irish Whiskey Glaze (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s sweet and savory whiskey glaze/sauce recipe.

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Irish Whiskey Glaze Recipe

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Kick up your sauce or dipping game with this delicious Irish Whiskey Glaze. It's easy to make and packs a nice little kick of flavor to just about anything.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Sauces
Servings 1.5 cups
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup Irish whiskey or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Place the apricot jam in a small saucepan.
  • Add in the whiskey (¼ cup, or more to taste), lime juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes until the glaze thickens slightly.
  • Stir in the red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely. *Note – the glaze will thicken slightly as it cools.

Notes

  • Cool completely and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupCalories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 790mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Irish whiskey glaze, whiskey sauce
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