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sweet, sticky, spicy bourbon glaze

A Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze

A Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze adds a unique sweet-salty-savory 'Umami' component to grilled meats and fish and shellfish that will WOW you into adding it to your arsenal of recipes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, Bourbon, Bourbon sauce, sauce for chicken, sauce for fish, Sweet Bourbon sauce, umami
Servings: 4 servings when using as a glaze, or about 1/2 cup
Calories: 1089kcal

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    Ingredients For Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze

    • 3/4 cup Bourbon
    • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard or whole grain Dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
    • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • 1 clove garlic, finely minced I am using Dorot
    • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon **crushed red pepper flakes **see note above


    The Method

    • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the bourbon, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, Dijon mustard, ginger, vinegar, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon Kosher salt.
    • Simmer the mixture, whisking frequently until the sugar has dissolved.
    • Continue to gently simmer the glaze, without whisking, until it has reduced by half, 12 to 15 minutes.
    • Cool for at least 15 minutes before using. Sauce will thicken upon standing.


    Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 1089kcal | Carbohydrates: 170g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2969mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 163g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 3mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.