Boozy Barenjager Marinated Shrimp Cocktail – Virtual Potluck Holiday Party

Today we are celebrating our Virtual Potluck Holiday Party!  Everyone is bringing some sort of deliciousness to the table.  There is a stipulation….it must contain Barenjager Honey Liqueur!  How fun is that?

The fine folks at Barenjager graciously sent us all a bottle of the Honey Liqueur (Thank you!) I thought it would be fun to make a savory & sweet appetizer with it.  I’m sure there will be several cocktails and you need to have a little sumpin sumpin in the tum or the party will get out of hand in a flash.

This shrimp cocktail is quick to make, super chic and it tastes amazing.  Like really amazing.  Give it a shot for your New Years Eve party.  If you don’t want to serve them in individual glasses, they would be just as gorgeous skewered on a platter with the super easy boozy cocktail sauce in the center.

Here’s to a Happy New Year! Don’t forget to check out the other Virtual Potluck Recipes by heading to Food Hunters Guide for the complete list of deliciousness.

Boozy Barenjager Marinated Shrimp Cocktail


Shrimp Marinade
3 tablespoons Barenjager Honey Liqueur
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 jalapeno, minced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
16 large shrimp, tails on and deveined
cilantro for garnish

Honey Cocktail Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Barenjager Honey Liqueur
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and add the shrimp, toss to coat and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

2 In a small bowl, mix the cocktail sauce ingredients to blend.  Divide between 8 small serving glasses or dishes (or serve in a bowl with shrimp around).

3 Preheat a grill pan over high heat, coat with cooking spray and add the shrimp, shaking off the marinade.  Sear for about 1 minute and flip them over.  Heat until just cooked through, 3 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool before serving.  Arrange 2 shrimp on each of the 8 serving glasses and serve chilled or room temperature.  Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own and are priceless.  I was provided a bottle of Barenjager from the manufacturer for the purpose of review.

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