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Homemade Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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Bottle up the essence of exquisite flavors and transform your meals into unforgettable experiences with every drop of our Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Delight in its irresistible taste and create memories that will linger long after the plates have been cleared. Our signature sauce harmoniously combines the rich, smoky notes of Bourbon Whisky with the tangy sweetness of apple cider vinegar and honey. The robust undertones of Worcestershire sauce and a touch of black pepper add a captivating depth that will leave you craving more.

You Will Need

  • 2 Cups Ketchup

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/2 Cup Honey

  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder

  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

  • 4 TBSP Brown Sugar

  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon Whisky

  • 1 TBSP Liquid Smoke

  • 1 TBSP Lemon Juice

  • 1 tsp Corn Starch + 1 tsp Water

  • Optional for thicker sauce:

  • 2 tsp Corn Starch

  • 2 tsp Water

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Homemade Recipes

How to make Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the ketchup, water, apple cider vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, mustard powder, and onion powder.

  2. Stir the mixture over medium heat until well combined. Bring it to a gentle simmer, then reduce the heat to low.

  3. Add the brown sugar to the saucepan and mix it in until it is completely dissolved.

  4. Pour in the bourbon whisky, liquid smoke, and lemon juice. Stir the sauce well to incorporate all the ingredients.

  5. In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of corn starch with 1 teaspoon of water to create a slurry. Slowly pour the slurry into the saucepan while stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.

  6. Continue simmering the sauce on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.


Optional for a thicker sauce:

  1. If you prefer a thicker consistency, mix 2 teaspoons of corn starch with 2 teaspoons of water in a separate bowl to create another slurry.

  2. Slowly pour the second slurry into the saucepan while stirring, and let the sauce simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes until it reaches your desired thickness.

  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce cool down a bit before using it.

  4. Transfer the sauce to an airtight container or jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Your delicious homemade Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce is now ready to be used on grilled meats, sandwiches, or any other dishes you desire! Enjoy!

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Here are some tips to help you make the most delicious Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce:

  1. Quality ingredients: Use high-quality ketchup, apple cider vinegar, honey, and bourbon whisky. The better the ingredients, the better the flavor of your sauce.

  2. Adjust sweetness: Taste the sauce as you go and adjust the sweetness to your preference. If you like it sweeter, add a bit more honey or brown sugar. For a tangier sauce, increase the apple cider vinegar slightly.

  3. Heat level: If you prefer a spicier BBQ sauce, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few dashes of hot sauce to the mixture.

  4. Thicker sauce: If you want a thicker sauce without using corn starch, you can let it simmer for a bit longer. The sauce will naturally reduce and thicken over time.

  5. Control the bourbon flavor: If you want a stronger bourbon flavor, you can increase the amount of bourbon whisky in the recipe. If you prefer a milder taste, reduce the amount or cook the sauce for a little longer to let the alcohol evaporate.

  6. Consistency: Remember that the sauce will thicken slightly as it cools, so don't worry if it seems a bit runny while it's still warm.

  7. Storage: Let the sauce cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or jar for storage in the refrigerator. It will last for up to two weeks.

  8. Usage: This Whisky Bourbon BBQ Sauce is perfect for basting grilled meats, as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or fries, or as a marinade for various dishes. Get creative and try it on different foods!

  9. Customization: Feel free to experiment with the ingredients to suit your taste. You can add a touch of garlic powder, smoked paprika, or even some molasses for extra depth of flavor.

  10. Double the batch: If you love the sauce, consider doubling the recipe and storing it in multiple containers. It's always nice to have some extra BBQ sauce on hand for future meals.

Remember, cooking is an art, and you can make this recipe your own by adding your favorite spices or adjusting the ratios to suit your taste buds. Enjoy the process and savor the delicious results!

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