I love making my own homemade barbecue sauce, and this Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce is over the top! This sweet BBQ sauce is amplified with the flavors of bourbon whisky, brown sugar, and of course, peaches. It is a great sauce to slather on chicken or pork. You are going to love this finger-licking recipe.
If you are looking for some other fantastic ideas for homemade BBQ sauce, you need to check out this TGI Fridays Jack Daniels Sauce. It’s an amazing copycat sauce! Or maybe you might prefer this Homemade Balsamic BBQ Sauce. Yes, it’s a little non-traditional, but the flavors are absolutely out of this world!
I was inspired to create this recipe after my wife and I went to our local pub for wing night. One of their wing flavors was Peach Bourbon BBQ sauce. After tasting it, I knew I had to recreate it for myself!
The great thing about making your own BBQ sauce is that you know exactly what is in it. No extra, unnecessary ingredients get in the way of the great taste you want. This BBQ sauce recipe is sweet and tangy with just a hint of heat. The bourbon and the peaches pair perfectly together. They added an incredible depth of flavor to the sauce. Why work hard on a great BBQ dish and then leave the sauce up to someone else?
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE Peach Bourbon BBQ SAuce?
The shopping list is actually pretty short for this wonderful BBQ sauce. Almost everything you need you will likely already have in your kitchen if you cook a lot.
- Fresh or frozen peaches
- Bourbon whiskey
- Dark brown sugar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fancy molasses
- Dijon mustard
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chili powder
- Kosher salt
HOW TO MAKE Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Start by melting the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the diced shallots and cook, stirring often until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to let them brown. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds.
Then add all the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil and simmer gently uncovered for about 20 minutes, stirring often. You want the mixture to have thickened slightly. The peaches should be nice and soft.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. If you prefer, use an immersion blender to blend the mixture right in the saucepan.
Be careful if you are pouring it into a blender or food processor. The mixture is very hot, and you will get badly burned if you spill it on yourself or anyone else!
Once you have pureed the sauce, then taste it. If you need to add a pinch or two of Kosher salt, now is the time. Allow the BBQ sauce to cool to room temperature.
Transfer the sauce to an airtight container. You can store this incredible homemade BBQ sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
What goes well with Peach Bourbon BBQ sauce?
If you are looking for some ideas to pair with your peach bourbon BBQ sauce, I can get you started with a couple of ideas. As I mentioned earlier, this BBQ sauce is simply incredible on chicken wings or chicken thighs!
Chicken is such a natural pairing for this BBQ sauce! Chicken thighs can be underrated when it comes to the grill, and I really think they are one of the best cuts to grill.
I love to grill the bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. The flavors of the dark meat match the bourbon flavors of the BBQ sauce so well.
Plus, unlike the white meat of the breasts, which can sometimes be dry, the thighs are tender and juicy! In addition, the thighs are generally less expensive than the breast. So you can feed a crowd without breaking the bank!
You need to make this peach bourbon BBQ sauce and use it when you’re grilling! Especially when you are serving up finger foods! After all, is there really anything better than enjoying your dinner and licking your fingers afterward? I think not!
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- 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1 medium shallot finely diced
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 3/4 cup fresh sliced or frozen peaches (about 8 ounces)
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp fancy molasses or sweet molasses (do not use Blackstrap molasses as it is too bitter)
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp chill powder
- Pinch of Kosher salt (to taste)
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the diced shallots and cook, stirring often until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to allow the shallots to brown.
- Add in the minced garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds.
- Then add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes, stirring often. The peaches should be softened, and the sauce should have thickened slightly. Check for seasoning and add more salt if desired.
- Remove from the heat and carefully transfer the mixture to a blender and puree. You can also use an immersion blender if you prefer.
- Season with additional Kosher salt to taste and allow the sauce to cool to room temperature.
- Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Note: Be very careful when pureeing the sauce as it is very hot and there is a risk of burning yourself.
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Serving Size:1 Tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g
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