Steve's Bourbon Buffalo Wing Sauce

Steve's Bourbon Buffalo Wing Sauce

46 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Recipe by  AdirondackKid

“Tired of the same old red pepper and butter 'hot sauce' on your wings? Try this on your next batch for a change of pace. We're crispy wing lovers, so we always make them fried. It might work for baked wings as well, but that hasn't been tested...yet. Make your fried wings according to your favorite recipe, coat the wings in this sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds just prior to serving. You should be able to coat about a dozen wing pieces with the recipe. Your wings are going to be sticky but the wing lovers I hang with claim they're well worth the mess.”

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Original recipe yields 1 cup



  1. Stir the bourbon, brown sugar, ketchup, white vinegar, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, honey, and butter together in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, whisking occasionally, until the mixture begins to bubble. Reduce heat to low and cook at a gentle simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens nearly to the consistency of maple syrup or molasses, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

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This sauce was THE BEST! I didn't have any bourbon whiskey, so I used a vanilla extract/water substitution. I added a little extra honey and ketchup, and fell in love. It goes from being sweet and tangy, to smoky and spicy. Definitely one of the best sauces I've ever had.



This recipe is amazing. For best results make sure to use bourbon since it is important for the flavor and let the sauce sit in the fridge for a day or so. Adding 1-2 tsp of Tabasco sauce will also add some more heat if you're looking for something more spicy.



I made this sauce last night and i have to say it is one of the best i have ever tried You sir are a great cook and if you decide to sell this i would buy it every chance i got And also thank you for helping me with a base line for my own buffalo sauce :)

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Amount Per Serving (3 total)

  • Calories
  • 234 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 480 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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