Introducing the Irresistible Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

If you’re tired of the same old BBQ sauce and seeking something extraordinary, then this Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce will revolutionize your grilling experience. Bursting with rich flavors and a tantalizing combination of sweetness and tanginess, this homemade sauce is perfect for enhancing the taste of various meats. Prepare to be amazed!

Pile of ribs drizzled in cherry cola BBQ sauce with a lidded mason jar full of cherry cola BBQ sauce in the background

A Unique Twist on Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

When cherry season rolls around, it’s impossible to resist creating a batch of this amazing Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce. Inspired by my love for cherries and the occasional need for a caffeine boost from cherry cola, this sauce boasts an extraordinary blend of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Whether you have fresh or frozen cherries on hand, this sauce will blow your taste buds away. The sweetness and tartness of cherry cola and pitted cherries combine harmoniously with ketchup, molasses, and a touch of heat from my special Homemade BBQ Sweet rub. But that’s not all – the sauce’s vibrant, eye-catching red color is simply stunning when basted or drizzled onto your chosen meat.

Saucepan on the stove full of ingredients to make cherry cola BBQ sauce

Unveiling the Ingredients

To create this extraordinary sauce, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cherry-flavored cola (feel free to choose your favorite brand)
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of Signature Sweet Rub (available at my BBQ supply shop, Patio Provisions)
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Now, let’s get cooking!

The Art of Making Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes. This crucial step ensures that the sauce reaches perfect consistency and the cherries soften beautifully.
  3. Once the sauce has cooked down and thickened, transfer it to a blender and blend until smooth, creating a velvety texture that will elevate your BBQ experience to new heights.

Feel free to use the sauce immediately or store it in the freezer for up to a week. The choice is yours!

Spoonful of cherry cola BBQ sauce being drizzled over smoked ribs

Tips for Mastering the Art of Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

Before diving into this culinary adventure, here are a few tips to ensure your sauce turns out simply perfect:

  1. Patience is key during the simmering phase. Allow the sauce to reduce, cherries to soften, and flavors to meld together. Resist the urge to rush this step.
  2. Let the sauce cool before blending to avoid any boiling mishaps. Safety first!
  3. Refrigerate any leftovers promptly and consume them within a week to preserve the sauce’s freshness. The cherry content makes it more prone to separation and spoilage, so store it in an airtight container like a lidded glass jar or a wide-mouth mason jar.

Explore More BBQ Sauce Delights

Creating your own BBQ sauce at home is a delightful and rewarding experience. If you’re looking to expand your flavor horizons, we have some unique BBQ sauce recipes for you to check out:

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Embrace the Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce Phenomenon

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your BBQ game with this Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce. Originally published in February 2018, this recipe remains a timeless favorite. Its unique combination of flavors and unforgettable color will leave both you and your guests in awe. Get ready to savor the ultimate BBQ sensation!

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