In a moment of inspiration brought on by a cold rum drink and the smell of smoking brisket, Captain Morgan barbecue sauce was born. As my brother-in-law Larry smoked a twelve pound brisket in his Oklahoma Joe pit smoker, we enjoyed a few cocktails. Captain Morgan Private Stock spiced rum and Coke was the flavor of the day, and oh what a wonderful flavor it was!
While mixing up the third (or maybe it was the fourth) round of drinks, we tossed around the idea that Captain Morgan rum might be a good flavor addition to homemade barbecue sauce. We tried it, and found that our suspicions were correct. The Captain makes some great tasting sauce!
This barbecue sauce recipe is based on Kansas City style sauce, which is a thick, sweet red sauce. For this recipe, you will need...
Two fifteen ounce cans of tomato sauce
One-half cup Captain Morgan Private Stock rum
Three-quarters cup cider vinegar
One-quarter cup brown sugar
One-quarter cup cane sugar
One-quarter cup molasses
One tablespoon honey
One tablespoon onion powder
One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Two teaspoons paprika
One teaspoon chili powder
One teaspoon lemon pepper
One teaspoon liquid smoke
One half teaspoon black pepper
One-half teaspoon garlic powder
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to boil for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, to reduce the sauce.