Almost Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Yield – 2 cups

Cook Time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Raspberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • One 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke
  • 3 tablespoons scotch, whiskey, or bourbon (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan and add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño.  Lightly sauté on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato paste, ketchup, and mustard to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring continuously.
  3. Pour 1 bottle Raspberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE to the saucepan and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and liquid smoke.  Simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Push sauce through a fine mesh strainer.

 

Optional

Before you strain the sauce, mix in 3 tablespoons of your favorite scotch, whiskey, or bourbon.