Smoky Peach Strawberry Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Whaddaya do with 2 peaches, a handful of strawberries, and some onion and tomato left over from morning bagels? Why… you make barbecue sauce, of course!

I had been thinking about making some BBQ sauce for a few days – and today was the perfect day to do it. It’s raining outside… damp and chilly… perfect for firing up the grill!

Smoky Peach Strawberry Whiskey BBQ Sauce

  • 2 peaches
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup bourbon or other whiskey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can sliced poblano chilis
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Roughly chop fruit and vegetables and place in pot with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes – until everything has broken down and sauce has thickened.

Carefully puree everything in a blender until smooth.

Return to pot to simmer and thicken more, if necessary. Enjoy!

Just slightly hot – but with lots of flavor. Fruity and savory at the same time. There’s a hint of whiskey but it enhances in the background rather than as a prominent flavor.

Tonight, it went on top of thick pork chops and since I got a couple of bottles out of this, we’re set for a while! I see some bone-in chicken thighs on the horizon!