Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbeque Sauce


Great barbecue sauce for pulled pork or chicken. Glazes nicely on the grill.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 servings


  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup molasses

  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste


  1. Combine ketchup, tomato sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, mustard powder, liquid smoke, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until sauce is reduced and smooth, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
1g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 658mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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