Not Your Mama’s Glazed Carrots Recipe!

One of my most favorite foods in the world is cooked carrots.  Actually I just love carrots…cooked…not cooked, doesn’t matter.  Another thing I like is the Jack Daniels sauce at TGI Fridays.  The other night I made a roast in my Crock-Pot and I decided to make garlic mashed potatoes and cooked carrots.  Normally I use butter and brown sugar to cook my carrots in, but I started thinking about how good the TGI Fridays sauce would taste on the carrots.  So I looked in my cupboard and found a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey.

After taking a shot of the whiskey, I put the following recipe together:

Whiskey Glazed Carrots


  • 1lb of carrots (I used baby carrots)
  • 6 Tbs butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Place 2 TBS of butter in a saute pan on medium to medium high heat.
  2. Pour whiskey into frying pan (be careful) and let it cook for about 30-40 seconds.
  3. Add the remaining butter and let it melt.
  4. Once butter is melted, add the brown sugar and mix all ingredients together.
  5. Pour the carrots in, lower the heat down and cover.  Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the salt and pepper and cook covered up for another 5-7 minutes.
carrots recipe

Mmm…so good!

These carrots were to die for!  My husband absolutely loved them…the kids wouldn’t try them, but that’s pretty normal!  I will definitely be making these again!  I will say, the glaze was not as thick as what I have had at TGI Fridays, but I think it would have thickened up more if it cooked longer…I just didn’t want mushy carrots!

Please try this out and let me know what you think!  One thing I will say, you can probably cut the butter to 5 TBS, but really what’s an extra TBS of butter in the grand scheme of things?!?


  1. I’m not a carrot lover, but I’ll eat cooked carrots. And I LOVE that Jack Daniel’s sauce too. Looks delish!

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