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Fireball whisky spicy barbecue sauce in a glass container.

Spicy BBQ Sauce with Fireball Whisky

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This Spicy BBQ Sauce with Fireball Whisky is easy to make, tasty, tangy, and has a whole lot of zing. A perfect condiment or for when you grill chicken, brisket, or it would also be great on wings! 


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Thai chilis minced
  • 1 ½ cup, Ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon, Salt
  • ½ teaspoon, ground, Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons, Molasses
  • ½  cup Fireball Whiskey


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan ever medium heat.
  2. Add Thai chili and Garlic.
  3. Cook until softened.
  4. Add rest of the sauce ingredients and stir.
  5. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Either use or store in refrigerator.


  • The sauce can be made ahead of time or on the same day that you cook the chicken.
  • I use Fireball whiskey, but really any whiskey would work fine.
  • Use enough Thai chili for your taste. Other chilis should be fine to use, per your liking, but make sure they are minced.
  • I don't use brown sugar in this recipe, as there is plenty of sugar in the ketchup and brown sugar is just molasses and sugar. We have both of these

Keywords: spicy BBQ sauce