Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooters with Bourbon Caramel Sauce? “Fo’get about it!”
These Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooters and the Bourbon Caramel Sauce go hand in hand.
Brown Sugar Bourbon, how fitting for my blog, right? When I was given the opportunity to write about this product, I just couldn’t say no. Brown Sugar Bourbon made by Heritage Distilling Company was made just for me! See what had happened was, they were looking for some delicious and easy recipes and came across my blog. They loved the recipes and the name so much they didn’t realize, that in the name of my blog, they were walking toward the dawn of their next major invention. Hence, Brown Sugar Bourbon. Yep, that is where the name came from. You know what’s so funny? I am not a fan of dark alcohol. I mean, talking about putting hair on your chest. I can’t take it. Not to mention, gross. I am more of a vodka person, which Heritage Distilling sent me a bunch of different flavors. Speaking of vodka and drinking alcohol, let me tell you about the very first time that I got drunk, which has absolutely nothing to do with cheesecake, bourbon, or brown sugar.
So, it was my third year in college. Believe it or not, up to that point I’d never had alcohol. It was the weekend before finals (This is already bad, right?) and I was super stressed. I couldn’t read another page, I couldn’t write another paper, I was just so tired and overwhelmed with doing well on my finals that I burnt myself out. My friend, at the time, was feeling the same way and proceeded to say, “You know what? We should have fun this weekend and not think about our finals”. From there I asked her what we should do and she said that we should buy a bottle of alcohol and drink and have a good time. Neither of us knew what the hell we were doing or what type of alcohol to buy. But it was suggested to buy Belvedere Vodka and we were also told we needed something to chase the vodka with so we bought (dare I say it) Alize (horrible idea). So we were in the dorm room and one at a time took shots of vodka. I had 8 and my friend had 11. You could probably imagine what happened next.
We were “vodka wasted”. Considering that it was my first time I really didn’t know what to expect. However, I knew something was a tad bit off when after shot number 3, I couldn’t feel my lips; around shot number 4 I didn’t feel the alcohol go down my throat; and by shot number 5 I couldn’t feel my face. Hell, I inspired that song by “The Weekendz”. I remember feeling sick and was told that we needed to eat something to feel better. So like idiots, we decided to eat Taco Bell. Well, I didn’t have any issues with keeping things down in my body, but my friend who talked me into this horrible idea was able to know exactly what she ordered. Yea it was a bad experience. I don’t remember much but I will never forget the sensation of the room spinning. I was holding my head waiting for it to stop. I have had my share of different alcohol. But never have I had that type of experience with Bourbon. Never have, never will. I’m lying because this Brown Sugar Bourbon is good as hell!
I would like to say that I learned my lesson considering my first drinking experience but I would be lying. I just learned how to get better at it. However, there is no such thing at getting better at drinking alcohol with this Brown Sugar Bourbon. The first time I went to taste it I stalled for a bit because I really wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. I put the glass up to my face and immediately started gagging at the smell of what seemed to be harsh alcohol but took a sip and was pleasantly surprised. No joke, this is the only Bourbon that I can drink and drink straight! It is crazy good ya’ll you have no idea. How can I describe the taste to you? You ever had Red Hot Candy or some sort of cinnamon candy? That is what it tastes like. You can serve this warm with some other amazing things to give it a warm and comforting flavor. However, you need to be careful because it can sneak up on you. Trust me, I know. I tried to make an actual drink with the alcohol but I couldn’t figure it out. Hell, I aint no mixologist! However, I like to think I came up with something better. I made Bourbon Caramel Sauce and Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooters.
I thought making Cheesecake Shooters, in a shot glass, would be something that worked really well. I used the Brown Sugar Bourbon to make a Bourbon Caramel sauce (yes you can still taste it) and immediately thought about pecans. Pecans and Bourbon goes very well together. These Cheesecake Shooters can go in just about any size shot glass. The amount of servings that you get will depend on the size of the shot glass. I went to Ikea and bought a 3 pack of shot glasses with different sizes and I used the 6.5 oz. size shot glass that you see in the photos and I got about 4, could’ve been 5, servings out the recipe. But, if I wanted to please a larger group of people I would’ve use the 3 oz. shot glass. Again, it depends on the size and how you choose to layer the Cheesecake Shooters. Another tip I would say is that you only need one layer of caramel sauce, unless you like sugar (which I won’t be mad at you). My husband and I loved the Cheesecake Shooters but it was a bit on the sweet side because I added like….3 layers of caramel. I mean it was just so good! However, you only need about 1 layer because you will also have sugar in the cheesecake mixture as well.
You will love these Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooters with Bourbon Caramel Sauce; you will love Brown Sugar Bourbon made by Heritage Distilling Company; and you will love me even more than you already do for creating such a wonderful combination!
For more information on Brown Sugar Bourbon, visit Heritage Distilling Company’s website!
“I was not compensated for this blog post although I did receive free product. The recipe and thoughts are my own”.Print
Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooters
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
These Butter Pecan Cheesecake Shooter made with Brown Sugar Bourbon Caramel Sauce is a treat you will never forget. Just serve in your desired shot glasses!
- 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk (half can of sweetened condensed milk)
- 1 ½ tbsp. butter flavoring extract
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ c. pecan chips
- ½ c. graham cracker crumbs
- Caramel Sauce
- 2 c. sugar
- ½ c. water
- 1 tbsp. corn syrup
- 1 c. heavy cream, room temperature
- ½ c. Bourbon
- In a small pan on medium high heat, add the pecan chips and toast the pecans for 5 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese until creamy with a handheld mixer; add the sweetened condensed milk and mix again. Finally add the butter and vanilla extract. Fold in the toasted pecan pieces. Set in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- To make the caramel sauce add the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium sauce pan on medium high heat. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil and use a wet pastry brush to brush down the sides of the pot. Do not stir. Continue cooking until dark amber color emerges, about 6 minutes, and remove from heat. Carefully and slowly pour in the heavy cream and stir. Once the cream is added allow to sit for about 1 minute. Next, slowly add the Brown Sugar Bourbon and stir. Bring the caramel back to a boil for about 1 minute. Be careful because the caramel will reach the top of the pot. I had to keep taking it on and off the burner so it wouldn’t boil over. Allow to cool be using and pour in mason jar with air tight lid.
- In desired shot glasses, add 2 tbsp. of graham cracker crumbs. Place the cheesecake mixture in a large plastic bag and cut a hole at the bottom corner of the bag. Layer the Cheesecake Shooter with cheesecake filling, caramel sauce, cheesecake filling and top off with whipped cream. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, at least, and serve.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Dessert
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