Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch

This Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch is smokey, sweet, and tangy.  It’s the perfect BBQ sauce for any meat you want to throw on the grill! 

This Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch is smokey, sweet, and tangy.  It's the perfect BBQ sauce for any meat you want to throw on the grill! In this household, we grilllot.   Even during the cold, rainy, Portland nights my studly husband will be out there with a head lamp and raincoat grillin‘ up something delicious.  That’s how deep his dedication to his craft is.  And I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of his (many) selling features.  That and his ability to whip up something like this Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch!

Smokey, sweet, tangy Whiskey BBQ Sauce from scratch In addition to being our resident grill master, he also made us this delicious BBQ sauce.  Which may explain why there’s so much bourbon whiskey in it… Smokey, sweet, tangy Whiskey BBQ Sauce from scratch But really, what’s not to love about a sauce that has onion and garlic cooked in whiskey and then simmered to deliciousness with ketchup, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, tomato paste, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, fresh ground pepper, and plenty of hot sauce?Smokey, sweet, tangy Whiskey BBQ Sauce from scratch Right, not much.  Once the sauce is brought to a boil and simmered for a good 20 minutes, and you have an amazing smokey, slightly sweet, super flavorful Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch.  Yes, it takes longer than opening a bottle from the store, but trust me, the flavor is worth it.  Wait ’til you see what we did with this deliciousness and a pork shoulder… Hint: my husband may have eaten the results for 6 straight meals.  😉 

Whiskey BBQ Sauce From Scratch
Smokey, hot, tangy ,and subtly hot BBQ Sauce from scratch!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup whiskey
  2. 4 cloves of garlic minced
  3. 1/2 onion minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 cups of ketchup*
  7. 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  8. 1/3 cup of vinegar
  9. 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke
  10. 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  11. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  12. 1 teaspoon of hot sauce
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer together for 10 minutes until the onion is translucent. Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, brown sugar, tomato paste, liquid smoke, and hot sauce.
  2. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Run sauce through a strainer if you want to remove the onion and garlic for a smoother sauce, otherwise, transfer to jars and let cool. Refrigerate for at least overnight to allow flavors to develop.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. *For you own homemade ketchup: http://www.servedfromscratch.com/5-minute-homemade-ketchup/
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Smokey, sweet, tangy Whiskey BBQ Sauce from scratch

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