I love barbecue sauce. Some may suggest I love it too much. There are so many varieties you can sample and they can really compliment a meaty burger or brat. Being a lover of whiskeys and bourbons as well, here is my take on a bourbon barbecue sauce.
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
- 1 medium yellow or white onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3/4 c bourbon(Pick what you want but I wouldn’t waste the good stuff in a sauce)
- 2 c ketchup
- 1/3 c cider vinegar
- 1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 c dark brown sugar packed
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper sauce(If you like more kick try 1 Tbsp. BANG!)
- 1/2 c cold water
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- Mince the onion and garlic. Then put them into a pot
- Add the bourbon and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent.
- Add all the remaining ingredients except the water and the corn starch.
- Bring your sauce to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mix the water and corn starch together and stir vigorously until it is absorbed by the water into a milky concoction.
- Pour the water into your sauce.
- Stir constantly for 1 minutes and then continue to simmer and stir 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Let cool and store in the refrigerator until you need it or follow regular canning guidelines if you wish to keep it without refrigerating.