Whiskey BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce fit for ribs, burgers, and even meatloaf.  The star of this show is Jack Daniels Olde No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, and the co-star is liquid smoke.

Course Sauces and Gravies
Cuisine Redneck
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author John Winslow


  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 3/4 Cup Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Medium Minced Yellow Onion
  • 4 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Dry Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
  • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In saucepan, mix the Ketchup, Jack Daniels, Liquid Hickory Smoke and Worcestershire Sauce.  Bring to a boil.  Add all the other ingredients.

  2. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 20 - 30 minutes.  Taste to ensure the alcohol has evaporated.  Once the taste is smooth it is ready. Allow to cool.  

  3. Place in an airtight container.  This will keep in the fridge for a week or so. The sauce can be used immediately for your favourite BBQ sauce recipes.