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Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce final picture

After making the Slow-Cooked Bourbon Chicken, I had bourbon left over and wanted to make a few other recipes. We love strawberry shortcake so I decided to try a couple of different recipes! Previously I posted a quick and easy recipe to make your own whipped cream using bourbon – Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Whipped Cream. Even though it was excellent I wanted to use the strawberries as part of the syrup. For this recipe I served the sauce warm over a biscuit topped with sliced strawberries. Then I added some whipped cream. It was a great topping for a biscuit since they tend to be a bit dry. You could also make this sauce and chill it in the refrigerator. I would imagine it would be a great topping for ice cream and other desserts.

Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce closeup

Shortbread, angel cake, or your favorite cake
Strawberries, Sliced
Whipped Cream

2 cups Fresh Strawberries, sliced
1/8 to 1/4 cup Sugar
1/8 cup Water
2 tbsp Bourbon

To make the sauce combine the strawberries, sugar, water and cook until strawberries are tender and the liquid starts to thicken. This takes about 10 minutes. Stir in bourbon and cook for another minute.

Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce Whole Strawberries
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce sliced strawberries
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce strawberries in a pot
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce in a pot with sauce cooked down
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce another finished picture

For other toppings for strawberry shortcake or other desserts:
Strawberry Shortcake with Chocolate Whipped Topping final picture
Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Chocolate Topping
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Whip Cream Final
Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

18 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Strawberry Sauce

  1. LFFL says:

    Those strawberries look SO pretty! You have a great camera.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks. We are having a great season of strawberries. I will need to find more recipes. 🙂

  2. Sean Breslin says:


    1. Bernice says:

      It was good. 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Yes it was good! Of course disappointed when it was gone!!

  3. Mitzie Mee says:

    It looks delicious! I also use to add liquor to my whipped cream, usually Marsala, but Bourbon and sugar sounds like a really good match too:)

    1. Bernice says:

      This is the first time I tried adding alcohol and was happy when it turned out good! I bet there are a lot of other great options instead of bourbon!

  4. Wow these photos are just popping out at me. Strawberry shortcake reminds me of summer and adding a little booze is always fun for the adults.

    1. Bernice says:

      It really does make it more fun! It was the first time I ever added alcohol to a dessert like this! I will have to look for some more quick and fun desserts for the summer. 🙂

  5. Perfect recipe for summer, Bernice…and I like the idea of using ready made shortcake and making a fresh compote, definitely bookmarking this one:)

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Peri! It really was quick to put together these great desserts! It would also be nice if you are entertaining and want a quick and delicious dessert – plus it just looks great. 🙂

  6. scott2608 says:

    Can you send me some… Please!

    1. Bernice says:

      That would be nice – wouldn’t it…. if you could read a blog and then get the dish. Kind of like a Star Trek meal replicator. 🙂

  7. Sophie33 says:

    I made tour tasty dessert & loved it so much, Bernice. it was very tasty.

    1. Bernice says:

      I am glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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