Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

"This is a barbecue sauce recipe using Kentucky bourbon whiskey. For best results, refrigerate for a day or two, allowing the flavors to blend."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce.


Most Helpful

My sister originally found this same recipe on This is hands down the best barbeque sauce that I have found anywhere on the internet or bottled from the grocery store. Everyone that has tried this raves about how fantastic it is. The sauce is not too sweet at all with just a perfect balance of flavors. I do not strain the onion or garlic and leave it in for extra flavor.

Lisa At The Lake January 10, 2011

Needed a little something for me. It was so sweet, not at all what I was looking for...I had to doctor it up quite a bit with some molasses and yellow mustard for it to go on my table.

confectionist June 12, 2010

The previous review is correct this BBQ sauce is good enough to eat on pancakes. Easy to make, sweet and smokey. Thanks for the new recipe

ryan_baker May 29, 2010

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