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Basil Hayden's Bourbon photoThe beauty of this dish is after you eat the shrimp, you truly can turn back the Margarita and finish it off as a drink.
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita Shrimp Cocktail with coriander dusted grilled shrimp, avocado and jalapenos
Serves 4

16 Large Shrimp, peeled, de-veined, tail off
1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 Scallions, sliced
2 Fresh Jalapenos, minced
Juice of 1 Lime
1 Avocado, diced
3 tbsp Clinatro, chopped
2 tbsp Coriander, freshly ground

For the Margarita:

5 ounces Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3 and 3/4 ounces Grand Marnier
3 and 3/4 ounces Rose’s Lime
5 ounces Sour Mix

Mix Margarita ingredients together and chill

Dust shrimp with coriander. Grill until cooked through, turning once (about a minute per side). Set 4 shrimp aside and dice the rest of the shrimp. Toss the diced shrimp with remaining ingredients and marinate in the Bail Hayden’s Margarita for 2 to 4 hours.

Fill 4 glasses with the marinated shrimp cocktail and garnish with the 4 reserved grilled shrimp. Salted rim optional.

Recipe from Jim Beam’s Culinary Art 2009 Bourbon Style Cooking School with Chef Tom Yates. Watch our episode from the event where we first enjoy the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita Shrimp Cocktail  below

Whiskey Professors Steve Cole, Bernie Lubbers, and David Mays along with deSha’s Chef Tom Yates give us a taste of  cooking with Jim Beam bourbons at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009


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One Response to “Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita Shrimp Cocktail”

  1. Romeo Pyper

    Thanks that was a great read. I can’t believe it myself, but my wife and I will have been married 10 years next week. We met in Italy, and had some incredible shrimp salad in this little cafe in Rome. I’ve been looking all over the net for decent recipes to see if I can make some myself to surprise her, and I even found a shrimp salad recipes website dedicated to them!


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