Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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You can bet this spicy bourbon bbq sauce will be a grilling hit. And not only for the bourbon undertones (which you’ll love). There’s a smoky spice here that’s just to die for with ribs and steaks. Best of all, it takes no time to make: 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes on the stove, and you’re done. It’s perfect for whipping up on the fly to impress with a homemade bbq sauce, not something out of a bottle.

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Smoky, earthy, and sweet
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 32 servings
Calories 40 kcal



  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients.
  • Heat the sauce, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches a boil, then turn the heat to low.
  • Simmer the sauce for 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens to desired consistency.
  • Remove from heat and allow thew sauce to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Use immediately*, or pour the sauce into an airtight jar or container for future barbecue needs!


*For best flavor, allow the bbq sauce to sit for an additional hour to allow the flavors to meld.


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 227mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.5mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 8, 2023 to include new content.
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