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Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

Summer is coming and that means BBQ. Kick up your backyard grill time with this tangy, sweet, bourbon BBQ sauce with Hayner Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup Hayner Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons mild (light) molasses

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 11/2 teaspoons liquid smoke

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Bring all ingredients to boil in saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Cover; chill. Use at room temperature.

YIELD: Makes 2 cups

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