Bourbon BBQ Sauce

If you are seeking a very unique flavored bbq sauce for your next barbeque then you must try bourbon bbq sauce. This is a very unique sauce that only you will know the secret ingredient.

The most popular bourbon bbq sauce needs the following items to prepare:

  • ½ cup of chopped onions,
  • 4 minced garlic gloves,
  • 2 cups of ketchup,
  • 1/3 cup of white vinegar,
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce,
  • ½ cup of brown sugar,
  • ¾ cup of molasses,
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste,
  • a small amount of liquid smoke,
  • salt and pepper to taste.


You can also add a tad of Tabasco sauce if you prefer a hotter sauce. You place the onion, garlic, and bourbon in a large saucepan and sauté until the onions are transparent. This will usually take about 10 minutes. Then you just add all the rest of the ingredients and bring them to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until the mixture has thickened about 20 minutes. Yep for a lot of your crowd bourbon bbq is the way to go.

The recipe above can be changed by adding or substituting spices that you prefer to use. You can add a small can of tomatoes, green peppers, or other peppers, soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce, and you can delete the liquid smoke.

Try some of your other favorite bbq sauce recipes and replace the called for liquid with bourbon. This will give even the dullest recipe a new and tangy flavor. Or just to create your own recipe. You already know the basics and what spices you like to use. Just sauté the onions in bourbon and then add the tomato sauce and the rest of your favorite items and flavorings to create a brand new bourbon bbq sauce.

You can even find a few bourbon barbeque sauce recipes online on a variety of websites that offer recipes from famous chefs and others that are willing to share their secrets.

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