Spicy Bourbon Honey Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Bourbon Honey Shrimp Skewers

These skewers are a perfect summer appetizer or light meal for the grill. The smoky sweetness of Double Barrel Honey complements the sriracha's heat, creating a delicious and flavorful dish.


  • 1 pound large shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoons Double Barrel Honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)


    1. Prepare the marinade: In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, sriracha, Double Barrel Honey, soy sauce (if using), garlic powder, and black pepper.

    2. Marinate the shrimp: Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for even deeper flavor.

    3. Assemble the skewers: Thread the shrimp, bell pepper chunks, and red onion wedges onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating ingredients for a colorful presentation.

    4. Preheat the grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F).

    5. Grill the skewers: Once the grill is hot, place the skewers on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are pink and opaque and the vegetables are slightly softened. Brush the skewers occasionally with any leftover marinade while grilling for added flavor.

    6. Serve: Remove the skewers from the grill and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce, such as sriracha mayo, lime crema, or simply a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


    • For a more intense smoky flavor, you can give your skewers a quick smoke on the grill before cooking them directly over the heat.
    • You can substitute other vegetables for the bell pepper and red onion, such as zucchini, mushrooms, or pineapple chunks.
    • If you don't have wooden skewers, you can also use metal skewers. Just be sure to preheat them on the grill for a few minutes before adding the shrimp and vegetables.

    Enjoy these delicious and flavorful Spicy Bourbon Honey Shrimp Skewers!