The Jack Daniels® grill glaze is one of the most scrumptious sauces you will ever taste on just about any meat. Introduced in April of 1997, this glaze has become one of Friday's best-selling items. This versatile sweet-and-slightly-spicy sauce can be ordered on salmon, baby back ribs, steak, chicken, pork chops...even on chicken wings.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Cut about 1/2-inch from the top of the garlic head. Trim the roots so the garlic sits flat. Remove some of the outer layers of papery skin from the garlic, leaving enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole dish or baking dish, drizzle olive oil over it, and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

  • Roast garlic in preheated oven until the cloves are soft, about 1 hour.

  • Stir brown sugar, pineapple juice, water, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce together in a saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and keep at simmer.

  • Squeeze sides of the garlic until the pasty roasted garlic emerges. Measure 2 teaspoons roasted garlic into the saucepan and incorporate into the sauce with a whisk. Reserve remaining roasted garlic for another use.

  • Stir lemon juice, white onion, bourbon whiskey, pineapple, and cayenne pepper into the sauce; bring to a simmer and cook until the volume of the liquid reduces by half and is thick and syrup-like, 40 to 50 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use it to top your favorite meat, but if you're grilling, be sure to apply the sauce late in the cooking process just before taking the meat off the flame, since the sauce has a lot of sugar in it and will quickly burn. Oh, and don't forget to serve extra on the side.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the garlic. The actual amount of garlic consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

151.7 calories; 1.3 g protein; 32.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 467.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2015
I used this recipe to the exact directions, and it came out perfect. Although I suggest you pull it off the burner after simmering in low for about 20-30 min, put in fridge to cool down and then see how thick it comes out. My first attempt I reduced it way too much, but the taste is very darn close, good job with the recipe! I my self have used this recipe as a base for my own rendition of this sauce, and used honey jack instead of jack Daniels, and added some cinnamon so it was not too similar to T.G.I. Fridays original jack Daniels sauce. No one likes a copy cat, haha Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2016
Lovely but not like tgi - to make it bang on make the following changes: Do not use the onion - it kills the sauce . The garlic is more than enough. Use standard size garlic and not roasting size Use chilli flakes , not cayenne pepper Double up on the whisky (so 2tbsn) Here's the most important bit - substitute 1/3 of a cup of the sugar for golden syrup. After playing with this recipie a lot with various changes the above is virtually indistinguishable from the tgi glaze . Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2015
I used this recipe to the exact directions, and it came out perfect. Although I suggest you pull it off the burner after simmering in low for about 20-30 min, put in fridge to cool down and then see how thick it comes out. My first attempt I reduced it way too much, but the taste is very darn close, good job with the recipe! I my self have used this recipe as a base for my own rendition of this sauce, and used honey jack instead of jack Daniels, and added some cinnamon so it was not too similar to T.G.I. Fridays original jack Daniels sauce. No one likes a copy cat, haha Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2016
Lovely but not like tgi - to make it bang on make the following changes: Do not use the onion - it kills the sauce . The garlic is more than enough. Use standard size garlic and not roasting size Use chilli flakes , not cayenne pepper Double up on the whisky (so 2tbsn) Here's the most important bit - substitute 1/3 of a cup of the sugar for golden syrup. After playing with this recipie a lot with various changes the above is virtually indistinguishable from the tgi glaze . Read More
(124)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2015
I used this recipe to the exact directions, and it came out perfect. Although I suggest you pull it off the burner after simmering in low for about 20-30 min, put in fridge to cool down and then see how thick it comes out. My first attempt I reduced it way too much, but the taste is very darn close, good job with the recipe! I my self have used this recipe as a base for my own rendition of this sauce, and used honey jack instead of jack Daniels, and added some cinnamon so it was not too similar to T.G.I. Fridays original jack Daniels sauce. No one likes a copy cat, haha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2015
This sauce is the BOMB!!!! Exactly like TGI Fridays. Will absolutely make it again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2015
I have made this several times just as specified. My family says that the chicken I make with this glaze is the best thing they have ever had in their lives. We love it! Follow the recipe to a T and you can't go wrong. Bake chicken wings for 50 minutes seasoned with salt and pepper, then brush this glaze on every 5-10 minutes and let the glaze build up. It's awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2016
Made this and glazed some smoked beef back ribs. Knocked everyone's socks off! Glazed turned out perfectly. I may have simmered it a little too long so when it cooled it was way too thick. Flavor was just as I remembered from TGIFridays! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
A good wing sauce! Big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2016
BF loved it "just like Friday's". My glaze was a bit thin but it worked out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
This sauce tastes exactly like the sauce at TGIFridays! It was fairly simple and easy to make! Thank you for satisfying my craving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
My go to. Read More
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