Honey & Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Bourbon BBQ Sauce
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 3 1/4 cups
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The combination of Kentucky Bourbon with honey results in a fantastic barbecue sauce -- the sort that has been used in the South for longer than people can remember. This is a spicy sauce so if you want to tone down the heat, reduce the amount of cayenne.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups (475 mL) honey
  • 1 6-ounce (180 mL) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) 
  • jerk seasoning (optional)
  • 2 ounces (60 mL) bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 mL) Tabasco

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before using. Or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stir before using.