Bourbon Paralyzer

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A Bourbon Paralyzer is a new take on the classic Paralyzer cocktail, and it’s delicious. If you are looking for something to cure that sweet tooth with a bit of a kick, look no further!

Bourbon Paralyzer

How to Make a Bourbon Paralyzer

This is super easy to make, to get started you will need the following ingredients:

  • Coca-Cola (or similar product)
  • Bourbon
  • Kahlua
  • Milk (or cream)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherry for garnish

Start by adding the cola to the bottom of a glass. Then, in a separate container, mix together the cream (or milk), bourbon, and Kahlua. Doing this separately prevents the milk from curdling.

Serve with a topping of whipped cream and a cherry!

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How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer

A modern take on the classic Paralyzer. It’s SO much better with bourbon!
5 from 6 votes
A glass of Bourbon Paralyzer topped with whipped cream and cherry
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 4 ounces coke
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 3 ounces milk or cream if you dare
  • whipped cream
  • cherry
  • 1/2 cup ice


  • Pour the coke into the bottom of a large cocktail glass then add the ice.
  • Combine the milk with the bourbon and the kahlua – this prevents it from curdling.
  • Pour into the glass.
  • Top with whipped cream and a cherry.Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 322kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 44mg, Potassium: 112mg, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Calcium: 96mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. DDJ says

    Fantastic recipe! I used some pecan milk instead of dairy since that’s what I had on hand and it’s delicious! I’m drinking it while I leave this review!5 stars

  2. Kellie says

    Delicious cocktail for the tail-end of Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for the recipe.5 stars

  3. Michelle C Peacey says

    My favs were Smith and Kerns and Smith and Wesson! Still drink those.

  4. Mary Ann Hyndman Smith says

    Yes, I remember this as a paralyzer, after one of my friends ordered one and got roofied too. It was a good thing that I was the designated driver and could get her home safely.

  5. Julie Scriver says

    I still make paralyzers, love them! I also loved Brandy Alexanders when my girlfriend and I would go to the bars.

  6. Vikki Gardiner Brown says

    Sloe Gin Fizz, tasted like sweettarts

  7. Sheryl L McDonald says

    Alabama Slammers and Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers are still one of my faves

  8. Heather Andrews McGuire says

    Long Island Iced Teas and China White shooters. I feel ill just uttering the words.

  9. Phyllis Roy says

    Strawberry Daiquiri’s and White Russians were two popular drinks in the ’70s!!

  10. Lorna Dolan says

    A dirty mother is tequila, kaluha and milk or cream

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