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Bourbon Recipe: Kentucky Wing Sauce

By The Bourbon Flight

Kentucky Wing Sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used with french fries, tenders or ribs. The sauce has just enough bourbon flavor to satisfy the palate but does not overwhelm the tastebuds.   


  • ½ cup wheated bourbon
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Add the bourbon to a large saucepan, ignite the liquid directly using a long match or stick lighter.
  2. Allow it to burn for 10 seconds. If the spirit doesn’t extinguish naturally, cover with a tight-fitting, heat-proof lid.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for around 3 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the dry ingredients dissolve and the sauce does not splatter out the pan.
  4. Add wings to bowl and pour Kentucky Wing Sauce over and toss.

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