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Uncle Nearest Barbecue Sauce

In celebration of Juneteenth, I’ve adapted this recipe by switching out the usual bourbon with Uncle Nearest Whiskey. Uncle Nearest pays tribute to Nearest Green, the enslaved master distiller who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey.  For an extra kick, add another teaspoon (or more!) of Uncle Nearest to the sauce right before slathering it onto your favorite protein.

Uncle Nearest Barbecue Sauce


1 cup ketchup

2 Tablespoons molasses

3 Tablespoons honey

⅓ cup Uncle Nearest Whiskey

2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon hot sauce, according to preference

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder



Combine all ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan

Cook over low heat for 25 minutes, stirring often until thickened

Let cool and refrigerate up to 2 months.



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