Spicy Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce

Sweet and spicy, easy homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce (made with fresh peaches!) is the perfect condiment for your summer grilling.  

Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

We grill in the summer.  A lot.  So over the past few years, I’ve started making my own homemade barbecue sauces to slather on whatever we’re grilling.  I shared one recipe earlier this year — this chipotle rhubarb RhuBarBBQ sauce.  And now it’s time for another version!

This whiskey peach BBQ sauce initially came about because I had a batch of slightly too ripe peaches from our CSA last year. (Yes, this sauce uses real peaches.  There are some peach barbecue sauces out there that use peach preserves.  If you can’t find fresh, use frozen peaches, but don’t use preserves or jam!)

Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

It’s so good, I now buy peaches and leave them out to purposely let them get a little soft just to make this.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, and delicious on everything.  We’ve had it on pork, chicken, steak, and salmon, and even as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.  I can’t get enough!

Think homemade barbecue sauce is hard?  Think again.  It’s really just cooking down a bunch of ingredients in a pot and blending away.  That’s it.  Cooked it too long?  Add water to thin.  Too chunky?  Blend a little longer.  Too spicy?  Dilute with a little water or another peach.  You can’t screw this up; I promise.

Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Fresh, extra ripe, juicy peached simmered with brown sugar and whiskey until they practically melt.  There rest of the typical barbecue sauce ingredient gang is there, too — tomatoes, vinegar, mustard.  Plus a big splash of whiskey.  Actually, better make it a double splash, please and thank you.

You can peel the peaches if you so desire, but that’s an extra time consuming step, so I never do.  Plus, you’re going to give everything a whirl in the blender, so really… save yourself the time.

Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Because I (and my toddler!) like things spicy, I added some sriracha to tone down the sweet peaches.  (“More chacha, Mommy! More chacha please?” – my 2 year old).  If you’re not into spicy, leave it out, but it adds such a perfect little zing.

Sweet, juicy peaches.  Ripe summer tomatoes.  Rich, full bodied whiskey.  Spicy sriracha.  Can you think of anything better than summer grilling with some homemade whiskey peach BBQ sauce?

Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Actually, I can.  Canning some of this so you can enjoy it for some late fall outdoor grilling.  Yes, please.

Spicy Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce

Sweet and spicy, easy homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce (made with fresh peaches!) is the perfect condiment for your summer grilling.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 3 very ripe peaches, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped (or 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3-4 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whiskey (or bourbon)

Directions:

  1. Add olive oil to a small, heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat.  Saute the shallots and garlic until soft and fragrant.  Add in the peaches and brown sugar, stirring and cooking until brown sugar has dissolved and peaches release juices.  Add in the tomatoes, smoked paprika, worcestershire sauce, brown mustard, tomato paste, sriracha, and salt and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, until peaches are soft and cooked through.  Pour in the whiskey, stirring and continuing to cook an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Pour mixture into a blender or use an immersion blender to thoroughly blend ingredients.  Add water a quarter cup at a time, continuing to blend, until reaching desired consistency for barbecue sauce.  Blend until completely smooth.

Barbecue sauce should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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Spicy Whisk Peach BBQ Sauce: Stock up on fresh peaches to make this easy, homemade Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce, perfect for grilling. Delicious on pork, chicken, steak, salmon, and everything else you can grill! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}