Betty's Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Dec. 22, 2012

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, a great recipe for a 4th of July meal. It is a sweet and tangy blend of vinegar, ginger, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion, molasses, ketchup, and bourbon whisky.


Bourbon whiskey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
White vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Fresh ginger 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Jalapeno pepper 2 , finely chopped
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Onion 2 Tablespoon , minced
Molasses 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Ketchup 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Sea salt 3/4 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Black peppercorn 3/4 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon



1. In a small saucepan, add bourbon whiskey, water, white vinegar, ginger, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and onion. Place the pan over high heat, stir and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes or until it is reduced by one-third.

3. Remove the pan from heat. Add molasses and ketchup in it. Mix well. Put the pan back on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least 20 minutes or until thickened to the consistency of barbecue sauce. Stir occasionally. Remove pan from heat.

4. Add sea salt, ground black peppercorns, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix well.


5. Use the sauce as desired for chicken , ribs or a meat of your choice.


You can also use the sauce for chicken, ribs, or pulled pork.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 196Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 390 mg16.25%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 20 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet