My grandmother makes smokies this way, and I have to say I have never seen a similar recipe. It's a nice twist on a recipe that has only a few variations.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, bourbon whiskey, and water together until the sugar has dissolved.

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  • Stir in the cocktail sausages, and place over medium heat.

  • Bring the sausages and sauce to a simmer; serve.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 20.5g 7% DV; fat 10.7g 17% DV; cholesterol 24.7mg 8% DV; sodium 788.8mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
Made it today for the 4th of July family cookout and everyone loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2012
Made them last weekend and was not impressed. I have found better receipts for smokies. My husband thought they had to much of the bourbon flavor for a smoky. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2012
Made them last weekend and was not impressed. I have found better receipts for smokies. My husband thought they had to much of the bourbon flavor for a smoky. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2013
I made these today as part of an assortment of appetizers to eat during the Steelers vs. Browns game. I used Jim Beam and spicy ketchup. The guys ate all of them but my husband said they were just OK and he wouldn't particularly care for them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
Made it today for the 4th of July family cookout and everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2020
I took this to a beer tasting party and it was a hit! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2017
.... But I added 1/4 cup of honey Jack Daniels....that gave it a subtle alcohol taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
My family has been making these for at least 45 years! Sometimes I add some hot sauce for a little flavor kick.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2018
Went over awesome at Christmas party Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2019
Excellent! Next time we will reduce the brown sugar and add pepper flakes. But the Bourbon flavor is excellent! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2017
I was planning on making these for our office holiday potluck and had never made this specific recipe before so I tried out a half batch the weekend before and my husband and I both noted that it needed more bourbon and that it did make a lot of sauce compared to the amount of smokies. I made a larger (2.5x) batch for work and added in a lot more bourbon almost triple which was needless to say a bit much. Sending the hubby out for more ketchup to mellow the sauce out a bit I finally came to a good ratio and everyone at work loved them. Unfortunately I don't have an exact amount for the bourbon I used but it was at least twice as much. Because of my experimenting I was left with a bunch of sauce that we froze and plan to use later for more smokies and salmon. Read More
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