Peach-Bourbon-Habanero Glaze

A great finish for garlicky hot wings, this glaze features one of my favorite flavor combinations -- peaches and habanero.

By Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet


  • 1 cup peach (or apricot) preserves
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 fresh habanero peppers, minced (remove seeds and ribs to lower the intensity, or leave them for hotter wings – wear surgical-type gloves)

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the preserves, brown sugar and habanero, stirring constantly until the preserves have melted. Stir in the bourbon and keep warm over very low heat until you are ready to baste.