Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce: Homemade With Ale-8-One

August 14, 2020
Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One - Burgers

Hey, y’all! There’s BBQ sauce… and then there’s my Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce, which is amplified with the addition of Kentucky-made Ale-8-One. It’s finger lickin’ good — and perfect for your next cookout!

This post is in partnership with Ale-8-One. Thank you for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed, as always, are my own. Originally posted August 2020, Updated September 2021.

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One - Burgers

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce With Ale-8-One

In the warm months, I am constantly outside and crave classic, grilled, Americana foods. Burgers top that list. While I love a classic ketchup + mustard addition to a burger, my favorite condiment to add is BBQ Sauce. There are store-bought brands that suffice, sure; however, I wanted to create an exceptional one to share with y’all that truly embodied the Commonwealth of Kentucky. My thought process? Add Ale-8-One and Bourbon!

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One

Watch Me Make It

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce: The Recipe

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Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One

Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

You'll love this southern Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Easy-to-make and so full of flavor!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 c. Ketchup
  • 3/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Ale-8-One
  • 1/3. c. Bourbon
  • 1/4 c. Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 6 dashes Worcestershire
  • 3 dashes Liquid Smoke
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Making my Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale-8-One is as easy as that, y’all! I love recipes that enable you to just add everything into a single pan/pot. Easy cleanup = happy cook. Am I right?

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One - Burgers

There are many ways to enjoy a Kentucky cookout at home; my hope is that y’all will start by making this BBQ Sauce + stocking up on Ale-8-One from your local retailer (note: I usually buy mine at Kroger!).

About Ale-8-One

Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired.

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Ale 8 One

Not only is it local to our state, you’ll adore the ginger profile of the soda. The unique formula is unparalleled to anything else on the market. Try it once and you’ll be in love, just as I am, y’all!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

Homemade Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Ale 8 One

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