"We love discovering great products that have a multitude of uses, and this specialty sugar from Sid Wainer & Son is one of our new favorites. Raw sugar that been smoked over wood from old whiskey barrels adds just the right amount of smoke and sweetness to the finished sugar. It’s perfect as a rub, used in place of brown sugar in sauces, and as the base for the most heavenly simple syrup."
-Karen J. Covey, The Coastal Table
Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup
"Quite possibly our favorite simple syrup ever."
¼ C Water
In a small saucepan, add sugar and water and place over medium heat. Cook while stirring occasionally, just until sugar melts, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Whiskey Bacon BBQ Sauce
"Your favorite BBQ sauce gets an added hint of smoke from both the sugar and the bacon. Slather it on anything from burgers to chicken."
1 strip Jansal Valley® Applewood Smoked Country Bacon / diced
1 T Vegetable Oil
1 small Onion / finely diced
Kosher salt / to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper / to taste
2 cloves Garlic / finely minced
1 T Whiskey
¾ C Ketchup
½ C Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ C Molasses
2 T Dijon Mustard
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
Place bacon in a medium saucepan and cook over medium medium-heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Return saucepan to low heat.
Add oil to saucepan, followed by onions. Cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Slowly add whiskey to deglaze pan, scraping up browned bits from bottom of saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, including bacon, and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Coffee Whiskey Spice Rub
"Hints of cinnamon add a surprise flavor profile to this super easy rub. Perfect for anything on the grill."