The BEST Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sweet, smoky and just a little spicy, this easy bourbon BBQ sauce is the BEST and it's ready in 20 minutes!

Made with common pantry ingredients, this easy, homemade BBQ sauce with bourbon whiskey is ready in 20 minutes.


1/2 - 3/4 cup bourbon

6 oz. tomato paste

2 tbsp. adobo sauce

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp. granulated onion

2 tsp. granulated garlic

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tbsp. mustard powder

Add bourbon to a medium saucepot over low heat. Next, add tomato paste, apple cider vinegar and adobo sauce, then whisk until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients, whisk until smooth again and increase heat to medium. Simmer for 20 minutes until thickened, or to desired consistency.

This brown sugar bourbon BBQ sauce recipe is just a little sweet and a little smoky.  It’s great on pulled pork and I really like it on chicken wings.

And there you have it. A super simple, homemade bourbon BBQ sauce recipe in 20 minutes. For variations and substitutions, along with helpful tips, please visit the blog post!


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