Jack Daniel's Whiskey BBQ Glaze

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this copy cat recipe (from T.G.I. Friday's) while surfing the net along with a few others and found this to be the best. BEWARE!!!! This has an extremely bad odor while cooking, but after it has completely cooled it has an awesome taste. Can be used as a dip for shrimp also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small sauce pan combine all above ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Use as a glaze on any grilled meat.


Most Helpful

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars. It is absolutely magnificent on pork ribs. DH started a slab of pork ribs in the oven on 250 degrees for about 3 hours then transferred it to the gas grill and starting basting with the glaze for about 1 1/2 hours. It is truly finger lickin' good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe Carmen!!! Edited to add: DH cooked the glaze according to directions and didn't change a thing except we didn't have Jack Daniel's Whiskey so we used what we had on hand - Jim Beam Whiskey. He used a Tbsp of Tabasco and didn't find the sauce had a bad odor. We didn't find the sauce to be too sweet either -it was perfect.

Luby Luby Luby April 11, 2006

This glaze is good!! A nice sweet glaze. When I saw that there was 2 cups of brown sugar in the ingredients, I thought it might be too much since pineapple juice is sweet to begin with, so I cut it down to 1 cup(the brown sugar). It was the perfect amount. I did not add any more. I think 2 cups of brown sugar would have made it too sweet and overpowered the other flavors. I also only used about 1/2 teaspoon of the Tabasco sauce since I can't eat real spicy foods. I think it gave it the right bite without being too hot for my taste. I did not notice a bad odor while the glaze was cooking. I thought it smelled good. I made the glaze a few hours before using it to give the flavors a better chance to blend together. They blended really well. I used this on chicken thighs. I brushed the glaze on the thighs about an hour before grilling them and let them sit. Kinda like marinating them. I grilled the chicken thighs on my tabletop/countertop electric grill. They smelled really good while they were grilling. I brushed the glaze on the thighs every time I turned them over. I grilled them for about an hour since my grill does not get really hot. They just kind of slow cooked. I made this at my neighbors apartment and while the thighs were grilling, they kept saying how good it smelled. I will be making this again using the same amounts of ingredients I used today. Thanks for a good recipe Carmen.

AuntWoofieWoof October 25, 2004

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