This fantastic, silky Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce works like magic on grilled proteins and more! Next time you grill, bake, or air fry a rack of spare ribs, pork belly, or chicken wings, consider topping them with this delectable boozy sauce!

Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce

Why settle for store-bought Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce when you can craft a delicious version right at home? Not only is it more cost-effective, but you can also customize the recipe to your liking. And once you’ve made the sauce, you can indulge in a tasty cocktail using the same whiskey. Now, that’s what we call a win-win situation!

Why this recipe works

Not only will you have a fresh homemade sauce in under 30 minutes, but the whiskey adds an earthy, boozy kick to this sauce. This sauce is versatile and can be brushed on ribs, chops, and chicken or drizzled over pulled pork. Mix it up with a little mayonnaise and ketchup, and you’ll have yourself a gourmet dipping sauce with subtle whiskey undertones. Trust us when we say that this Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce has unlimited potential!

Ingredients

  • Ketchup: Yes, ketchup! It is the perfect, quick and easy tomato base for BBQ sauces. Use a good-quality ketchup for best results
  • Beef broth: made with beef base like Better Than Bouillon or Minor’s
  • Jack Daniel’s Whiskey: The star of the show! Use a single barrel whiskey for this recipe.
  • Butter: The addition of butter at the ends of cooking helps give the BBQ sauce a silky texture, and curbs the harsh acid of the tomato and whiskey.
  • Onion powder
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil
  • Molasses: Backstrap preferred (sub with honey for a lighter, sweeter favor)
  • Garlic or garlic powder (1/4 teaspoon per clove of fresh garlic)
  • Brown Sugar: Use dark brown for a deep, rich flavor
  • Hot sauce: Use hot sauce of choice, however, we’ve crafted this recipe using either Tabasco or Frank’s Louisiana hot sauce. Both worked great.
  • Salt and Black Pepper
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How to Make Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

  • Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan. 
  • Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add all remaining ingredientsexcept the butter.
  • Simmer the barbecue sauce on low for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Silk the sauce, by removing the saucepan from the heat and stirring in the butter. Doing this will give it luscious finish. 
  • Let the sauce cool for 10 minutes before using.
  • Make this barbecue sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. The sauce is much better if made the day before.
  • Rewarm to room temperature and use.
  • Storing leftovers: store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
Fry Sauce

Make the best fry sauce with Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce!

  1. Mix 1/4 cup of real mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup of Jack Daniel’s BBQ barbecue sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon pickle brine
  4. 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  5. Stir it all together and serve with French Fries
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Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

A delicious boozy BBQ sauce that infuses delicious flavor!
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: barbecue sauce, jack daniel’s bbq sauce, jack daniel’s sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2.5 Cups
Calories: 437kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup beef broth made from beef base
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar add more if preferred
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce Tobasco
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients, except the butter.
  • Simmer sauce on low for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove sauce from the heat and stir in the butter. This will silk the sauce, and create a nice finish. Let the sauce cool for 10 minutes before using.
  • Make this sauce ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. The sauce is much better if made the day before. Rewarm to room temperature and use.
  • Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1819mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1143IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg

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