Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

A touch of bourbon adds punch to this classic barbecue sauce. It’s simple and easy to make, but packs some incredible flavor.

By Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Serves Approximately 1 1/2 cups
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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup barley malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (we use Blis Blast)

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes to thicken. Serve warm.