Savory Bourbon Butter


This savory bourbon butter made with fresh parsley and a touch of lemon zest is the perfect addition to grilled steaks, pork chops, or even hot biscuits.

Savory Bourbon Butter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
32 servings


  • 4 sticks salted butter, softened, divided

  • 1 large shallot, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ¾ cup bourbon

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest

  • salt to taste


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; simmer, stirring frequently, until butter is browned, fragrant, and foamy, with brown bits in it, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Add shallot and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Whisk in bourbon until combined, then cook until reduced, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the stove and cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

  3. Combine remaining 3 sticks plus 5 tablespoons butter, parsley, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Add cooled bourbon-butter mixture and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Season with salt.

  4. Transfer butter to a sheet of waxed paper and roll into a log. Refrigerate until fully chilled, 2 to 3 hours. Use as desired.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1/2 butter and 1/2 smoked tallow instead of all butter, and 1 cup minced red onion instead of the shallot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
12g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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