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Bourbon Caramel Sauce

  • Author: Natalie
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Desserts, Sauce, Caramel
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, chopped, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon bourbon 
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 


  1. Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Give it a stir then set it to medium to medium high heat for 11-13 minutes until it turns a copper/iced tea color.
  2. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the cream followed by the butter. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the vanilla, bourbon, and salt. Pour the caramel sauce into a heat proof jar and allow to cool slightly. Mixture will thicken up as it cools. 

Keywords: caramel, bourbon, sauce, bourbon caramel, liquor, salted caramel, caramel sauce