Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bourbon BBQ sauce is a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors that’s perfect for any BBQ occasion. Its versatility and ease of preparation make it a popular choice among BBQ enthusiasts, and its rich, complex flavor is sure to impress your guests. So fire up the grill, grab a bottle of bourbon, and get ready to enjoy some delicious BBQ!

Why you will love this Bourbon BBQ Sauce:

Bourbon BBQ sauce is a delightful combination of Rabbit Hole Bourbon, brown sugar, and a few more easy to find ingredients. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and savory, with a subtle smoky flavor and a hint of warmth from the bourbon. Bourbon will enhance notes of vanilla and caramel, complement nuttiness, and add hints of toasted oak.

One of the great things about bourbon and brown sugar BBQ sauce is that it’s incredibly versatile. It’s perfect for grilled meats like chicken, pork, and beef, but it can also be used as a dipping sauce for appetizers like chicken wings or as a glaze for salmon.

If you’re looking for a way to elevate your BBQ game, then bourbon and brown sugar BBQ sauce is definitely worth trying. It’s easy to make and can be customized to your liking by adjusting the amount of bourbon or brown sugar used. Whether you’re grilling up some ribs for a backyard BBQ or hosting a fancy dinner party, this sauce is sure to impress.

The Rabbit Hole Bourbon gives the sauce a rich, smooth flavor that perfectly complements the tangy ketchup and the sweetness of the brown sugar. It’s the perfect sauce for any party or get-together, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.

So, next time you’re grilling or smoking some chicken wings or other meats, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!



chicken wings with bourbon bbq sauce

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This sweet and tangy BBQ sauce comes together with the help of a splash or 2 of bourbon.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, BBQ sauce, bourbon, chicken, smoked meat, bbq
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 104kcal


  • Bowl with spout
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • pot


  • 1 3/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons mesquite powder


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl with a spout.
    1 3/4 cups ketchup, 1 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons molasses, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder, 2 teaspoons mesquite powder
  • Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and bring the sauce to a gentle simmer.
  • Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally until the sauce has reduced and thickens.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Farah Reply

    5 stars
    This is gorgeous! Looks so sticky and full of flavor, can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Oh yum! Such a flavorful and delicious sauce for summer bbq season and all year round. I love how easily it comes together.

  3. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my, I am loving this bourbon bbq sauce so much. I want to put it on everything grill this season.

  4. Lily Reply

    5 stars
    The addition of bourbon makes this sauce unique and fun! Planning on making it for a memorial day barbecue.

  5. Sandhya S Reply

    5 stars
    We absolutely loved your recipe for Bourbon bbq sauce! It was tangy, smoky, and had just the right amount of sweetness. It was the perfect accompaniment to our grilled steak.

  6. Tavo Reply

    5 stars
    This Bourbon BBQ Sauce recipe is an absolute game-changer! The rich and smoky flavors combined with the subtle sweetness of bourbon create a truly irresistible sauce.

  7. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    Wow this barbecue sauce is packed full of flavor! Perfect for making some wings during barbecue season!!

  8. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This BBQ sauce was incredible. Perfect for wings.

  9. Mindy Reply

    5 stars
    Bourbon makes this bbq sauce! So delicious and amazing complex flavors. 10/10!

  10. MJ Reply

    5 stars
    This bourbon BBQ sauce is the best!! Love the bit of tang that the Dijon mustard adds. Will be using this for all our summer grilling!

  11. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Love this Bourbon BBQ Sauce recipe, never thought about the bourbon part in this kind of recipe, will have to make it real soon, looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Neha Reply

    This bourbon sauce looks so so appetizing, I love the color on it. I will need to give it a go soon.

  13. Jess Reply

    5 stars
    Immediately obsessed with this sauce!

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