Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Molasses Barbecue Sauce


1/2 cup Crosby’s or Grandma Fancy Molasses
-3/4 cup bourbon
-2.5 cups ketchup
-1/4 cup packed brown sugar
-4 tablespoon yellow mustard
-2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
-2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
-1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
-3 tablespoon barbecue rub (Alternatively: use 2 tablespoon garlic powder, 2 tablespoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder if you don’t have BBQ rub available.)

-Whisk all ingredients in a medium saucepan to a simmer over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Whisk often to prevent the sauce from boiling over or sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning. If you are concerned about the alcohol content of the sauce, alcohol evaporates at 172°F (78°C), so as long as it’s simmering, the alcohol will be cooked out within the first few minutes.
-Store in a sterilized container or mason jar in the fridge.