Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce




Introduction: Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This is a quick easy way to make a bbq sauce with lots of flavor for not much work.

Step 1: What You Will Need

1/4 Cup Onions or 2 Shallots, Chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
2 Cups Honey Bourbon
15 Peppercorn
15 Mustard Seeds or 1 Tbl Mustard Powder
1 Tsp Cholula Hot Sauce or more for hotter BBQ Sauce
12oz Dr. Pepper
1 28oz bottle Sweet Baby Rays

Step 2: Heating Up the Onions and Garlic

First chop up the onions and garlic they can be in larger chunks they will be strained out later on. Next heat the onion and garlic in some olive oil until they sweat.

Step 3: Adding the Good Stuff

Once, the onions and garlic start to sweat add the Dr. Pepper bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil add the honey bourbon. Bring to a boil and burn off all the alcohol, when doing this make sure there is good ventilation in the kitchen.

Once most of the alcohol is burned off add the peppercorns, hot sauce, and mustard seeds. Reduce the mixture by 2/3.

Step 4: Add the Sauce

Turn down the heat and add the bbq sauce and heat for 5 minutes until completely warm and remove from the heat.

Step 5: Strain It

While still warm strain the bbq sauce in a fine wire mesh strainer or cheese cloth. To remove the onions, garlic, peppercorns, and mustard seeds.

Step 6: Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This will really impress people for not a lot of work. This will keep for a couple weeks if refrigerated and covered.

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    Made this tonight! Great recipe. I substituted sriracha chili sauce for the hot sauce, and used a bit of honey with regular bourbon and came out great! Strained it into a measuring cup, and right back into the BBQ sauce bottle!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Your BBQ sauce sounds great. It should keep in the fridge for many months due to the high levels of vinegar and salt, both of which are preservatives. I've never had an open bottle of BBQ sauce go bad in my fridge, and some were 2-3 years old!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sold. American Honey and Dr. Pepper go with everything. Everything. The Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey is a little less thick and a little less sweet, if you want to mix up the honey bourbon at all. But I would eat that bbq sauce with a spoon. No meat, no nothing. Just a spoon.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I would agree with that when I make it, I make extra and give it to people they love it its sweet at first then a kick of bourbon at the end.