Rod’s Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce

5 from 1 vote

Whether you are grilling steaks, ribs or burgers, you need a good BBQ sauce. And my Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce fits the bill.

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Everyone knows that having BBQ sauce on hand at all times is a must. Whether you are grilling steaks, ribs, burgers, you need a good BBQ sauce.

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered just how easy it is to make my very own BBQ sauce. So here’s my Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce.

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce recipes almost always include ketchup, vinegar, and spices. And this gem of a recipe is no different. Except it has a bit of Whiskey in it.

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

There are several different variations of this Sweet Whiskey BBQ Sauce floating around on the Internet but after some trial and error, this is what I ended up with for my go-to BBQ Sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

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And while this BBQ sauce is great for dipping chicken tenders, you might want to check out my White BBQ Sauce or my Copycat Wendy’s Ranch Dipping Sauce.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Whiskey BBQ Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Dark Brown Sugar, Jack Daniel’s, Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Honey, Liquid Smoke, Sriracha, Apple Cider Vinegar, Instant Coffee, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Chipotle Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper and Cornstarch.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened over medium-low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes stirring frequently with a wire whisk.
  2. Pour into your favorite dispenser and let cool before refrigerating. The sauce should thicken as it cools.

Printable Recipe Card

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Rod’s Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Whether you are grilling steaks, ribs or burgers, you need a good BBQ sauce. And my Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce fits the bill.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course BBQ Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 32
Calories 51 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • ½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened over medium-low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes stirring frequently with a wire whisk.
  • Pour into your favorite dispenser and let cool before refrigerating. Sauce should thicken as it cools.

Notes

→ If you don’t have dark brown sugar on hand you can substitute for light brown sugar with 1 Tablespoon of Molasses.
→ While Jack Daniel’s yields the best flavor, you can substitute for any other whiskey you have laying around the house.
→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 10gSodium: 250mgPotassium: 35mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Sasha says:

    Is the instant coffee powered or is it liquid/brewed?

    1. yes powdered instant coffee! Enjoy!

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