Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This was a delightful switch from my normal bbq sauce. The flavor is a bit different, but different in a great way. The leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge to use later. Shock your friends and let them try to guess that "secret ingredient"!


  1. Reduce the root beer to 1 cup over medium heat in a large saucepan -- this takes about one hour.
  2. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar, ketchup, Yellow Mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir well and simmer for twenty minutes.
  4. Finish the sauce by whisking in the cold butter for extra body and flavor.
Most Helpful

2 5

I did not care for this recipe very much.The Vinegar and mustard totally took over the sauce.I was Looking for a more root beer flavor.The next time i make this recipe i will try deleting either the vinegar or the mustard

5 5

Great and very vinegar-y and sweet! I made it for a bbq while camping and everybody just loved it! It's definitely more liquid-y than I thought, but the taste is great.

5 5

I made this last night and it was wonderful! I don't think I'll use any other recipe. The only change I made was to use salted butter b/c I didn't have unsalted. Thanks for posting this recipe!!