Jack Daniels Honey BBQ Sauce

A Versatile Barbecue Sauce for Every Meat and Seafood Lover

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Barbecue Sauce

I can’t recall a year where I haven’t delighted my friends with homemade holiday gifts (although children are an exception – they prefer toys!). While I strive to craft something new each year, there are always repeat requests. This year, I am proud to present the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Barbecue Sauce, a recipe that I anticipate will be highly coveted.

Previously, I shared my popular Limoncello recipe, which my friends adore and even return empty bottles for refills. Additionally, my Wood Butter for cutting boards and wooden utensils has garnered a legion of fans. Unable to purchase a new cutting board? No problem! Simply revive it with my wood butter recipe. Along with these favorites, I will also be sharing a couple of new recipes this week. However, let’s start with this mouth-watering barbecue sauce!

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Barbecue Sauce in a jar.

I am confident that this barbecue sauce will cause a sensation. Infused with a touch of whiskey and a hint of heat, it has proven to be exceptional on all types of meat and seafood. Be it chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp, it never fails to impress. In fact, I have even enjoyed it straight from the spoon (yes, I did!).

During a recent spell of bitterly cold weather, I quickly seared a rib-eye steak on the grill, sliced it, and finished it on the stove. The result? Perfection, I assure you.

Another delightful way to savor this sauce is by adding a few spoonfuls to baked beans. I never settle for plain canned beans; instead, I prefer to sauté an onion and add some extra seasonings to elevate their flavor. This sauce has become my latest addition, and it truly enhances the dish.

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While I opted for Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey in this recipe, feel free to use your preferred brand. You can even add a touch more honey to achieve a similar result. The honey whiskey itself is actually a honey liqueur infused with whiskey, which imparts a delightful sweetness.

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Sweet, spicy, and slightly boozy, the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Barbecue Sauce for Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Shrimp is undeniably delicious. Whether you are looking for a gift for a cooking enthusiast, a grill master, or simply want to treat yourself, this sauce is a must-try!

For the full list of ingredients and instructions, please refer to the bottom of this post.

Ingredient List:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (or your favorite)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp bacon drippings
  • 1 tsp dried espresso (or instant coffee; use a bit more)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper

If you prefer your sauces on the spicier side, feel free to add more Sriracha, chipotle, and/or cayenne pepper to suit your taste. This recipe is easy to make and incredibly delicious. Consider doubling the batch if you plan on sharing it, ensuring there’s plenty for yourself!

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Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Barbecue Sauce in a Jar