Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

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(Last Updated On: July 27, 2021)

Grab some fresh peaches and bourbon and make the best homemade bourbon peach BBQ sauce. This BBQ sauce is good on chicken, ribs and just about everything else. Grab my easy Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce and enjoy!

How to make Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Florida peaches are in season and I grabbed a bunch the last time I was in the store to make my Peach Jalapeno Cornbread. And since I was making cornbread, the kids wanted BBQ. And if I was firing up the grill to make something to go with my Peach Jalapeno cornbread, I decided only a peach BBQ sauce would do.

I made a blueberry BBQ sauce awhile back and you all loved it, so it’s definitely time to enjoy another homemade BBQ sauce recipe.

Now this is a Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce.

How to make Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Doesn’t that just sound amazing?

My husband and I just started sampling some of the different amazing whiskeys and bourbons out there and since I have about 7 different varieties in the house right now, I decided bourbon would be the perfect pairing to my Florida peaches. Bourbon has notes of vanilla, oak and caramel, which I knew would all taste amazing with peaches, so I knew this BBQ sauce would be incredible. Don’t worry, I didn’t use the Blanton’s, that’s for sipping only 😉 Or the occasional Bourbon Old Fashioned.

Tasty Homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Not only is the homemade BBQ sauce great for just about anything you put on the grill or smoker, it was also incredible on my BBQ Cheeseburger Stacked Quesadillas.

To make homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ you will need these ingredients:

Red wine vinegar
Soy sauce
Light brown sugar
Red pepper flakes
Ground black pepper

As you can see, my Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce is actually made with pretty common ingredients, in fact, you may have them at home right now! And if you do, go grab em because it’s time to make some killer homemade BBQ sauce.

Easy Homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Here is my Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Easy Homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The flavors in this Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce are INCREDIBLE. You will taste the heat, the smokiness and the sweetness. With about 5 minutes prep time, you will find yourself making this easy BBQ sauce frequently!
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Course: Condiment, dip, Sauce, Sauce/Condiment
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: bbq, bbq sauce, bourbon, peaches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 3 small Florida Peaches approx 1 ½ cups diced
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • ¾ cup Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup Soy sauce I used less sodium
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Red pepper flakes I use Flatiron Pepper Co 4 Pepper Blend
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper


  • Add all the ingredients for the sauce into a saucepan
    Making Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and place into a food processor or blender and puree
  • Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to use
  • Use on chicken, ribs, pork, etc.
  • Enjoy!
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Homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

I hope you enjoy this Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce as much as we do!

Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

How long will homemade BBQ last in the refrigerator?

Homemade BBQ Sauce will last for 7–10 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. My guess is that you will use it all before that though.

Can you freeze your homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ sauce?

Sure can! Make sure your homemade BBQ is cooled completely and then you can freeze it in a freezer safe container or zip lock freezer bag.

How long will your homemade BBQ sauce last in the freezer?

Your homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ sauce will stay good in the freezer for about 6 months.

Can you substitute the bourbon for something else?

Whiskey would be the easiest to substitute of course. I haven’t tried another alcohol, but if you do, let me know! If you want to leave out the alcohol, I would recommend adding an extra 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, an extra 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and add another tablespoon of honey.

Can you substitute fresh peaches for frozen peaches or canned peaches?

Yes, you can. If you use frozen peaches in this homemade BBQ sauce recipe, I would recommend thawing them so you don’t get the extra water. If you use canned peaches in this Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce, I would drain the liquid.

Can you substitute another vinegar if you don’t have red wine vinegar?

Yes, I would recommend using apple cider vinegar.

Tasty Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Have you made homemade BBQ sauce before?

Easy Homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

I used Florida peaches in my Peach and Bourbon BBQ sauce recipe, Florida peaches are only in season for a short time, so get them while you can! Can you use peaches from another state? Sure you can, but in my personal opinion Florida peaches are the best 😉 My next option would be Georgia peaches.

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