Game Day Provisions 101: Bourbon-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

SEC Championship Game Day Menu: Bourbon-Molasses Barbecue Sauce By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Editorial Director Writer Food Stylist Photographer Southern Hostess Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining 

SEC Championship Game
December 2, 2017

Georgia vs Auburn

Bourbon & The Path To Sweet Victory

Tasteful tailgating snacks never go wrong when barbecue classics are on the menu. Preparing your own sauce from scratch isn’t difficult & makes the morsels just that much better. Bourbon, molasses & a tomato based mixture combine quickly on the stovetop for a sauce that’s SEC Championship game worthy. Look to this No. 1 contender to break the plane & send your tailgating barbecue over the line. Football fanatics will go wild for this exciting blend of flavors guaranteed to score big on game day. 

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makes 3 cups

Run The Option

Substitute 2 teaspoons of hot sauce for the red pepper flakes for a spice filled with more vinegar tones.

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 of a small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 cup bourbon
1 {24-oz} bottle ketchup
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp Creole mustard
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground pepper

Sauté the onion in the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over Medium-High heat 8 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic & cook 1 minute. Carefully deglaze the pan with the bourbon. Add the ketchup, the water, the vinegar, the molasses, the mustard, the red pepper flakes & a little pepper to the pan. Reduce the heat to a Low simmer & cook 10 minutes. 

The Extra Point

Serve with hamburgers or quesadillas filled with smoked chicken & pork for a tasty alternative to traditional barbecue classics.

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{helpful advice}

How To Zest Fresh Citrus

A little lemon zest is a wonderful way to add fresh notes to sauces.
Pep up a variety of your favorite foods with this easy technique.

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The Technique

Hold the microplane grater over a cutting board, allowing the tip to rest over the surface at an angle. Swipe just the outer portion of the citrus over the tool towards the board. Turn the fruit after each swipe. You only want to collect zest with color & not the white, bitter pith just underneath the surface. Repeat the process until you have collected the amount you’d like to add to the recipe.

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