Honey Peach & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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It was the Kentucky Derby, so of course we got the Maker's Mark out!  We added little heat and a little sweet to our traditional homemade BBQ sauce and Giddy Up! 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 5-6 fresh peaches
  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 shots of Bourbon Whisky
  • 1 tsp hot sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Here's what you'll do:

1.  In a large pot, bring water to a simmer.  Add peaches and continue simmering for 5 minutes.  Remove peaches from water and let cool.  

2.  Peel cooled peaches and coarsely chop.

3.  Whisk all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. The longer it simmers, the better it is.  Let it cool completely before you transfer to a food storage container.  I usually just let it sit on the stove in the pan.

(TIP:  before measuring the molasses, spray your measuring cup with non-stick spray. This way it wont live up to its name when you  p  o u r  it  o  u t...)

Like most BBQ sauces,  brush your homemade BBQ sauce on meat toward the middle to end of your cooking time.  If you brush it on before grilling, it will burn before your meat is cooked.  

Best BBQ wishes,

Measure & Pinch

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