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A close up of hot honey bourbon coated chicken wings.

Hot Honey Bourbon Wing Sauce

A sweet bourbon chicken wing sauce, with a bit of a kick.
4.91 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, sauce, Snack


  • cup bourbon
  • cup Frank's hot sauce
  • 3 tblsp butter
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan and stir to combine.
  • Bring sauce to a light simmer, then stir and reduce the heat back to medium-low.
  • Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until the ingredients are well combined, 3-5 minutes.
  • Toss sauce with your preferred sauce delivery system.
  • Freeze extra sauce for later use. Because of the bourbon, it does not freeze solid, so be sure to keep it in a well sealed container. I usually have enough sauce to make wings three separate times.
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