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Jim Beam® Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Sweet with a bit of heat, this tangy BBQ sauce starts with Jim Beam Bourbon as a base and then adds a bit of cayenne pepper to create a hint of heat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, Bourbon, Jim Beam
Servings: 12
Author: artandhome
Cost: $8


  • Medium Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1 cup Jim Beam® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper Add more for extra heat!


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and then whisk until well blended and the brown sugar has dissolved
  • Set heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking or burning
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 25 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally


This recipe is easy to make ahead of time. It makes about 3 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce, and can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.