Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Glaze

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Are you looking for Jack Daniel’s glaze? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This is that stuff you enjoyed from the TGIFridays menu, only BETTER. This is great on steak, chicken, shrimp and burgers!

~ Jack Daniel’s Glaze ~

(makes approximately 2 cups)

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s whiskey

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1 heaping Tablespoon steak sauce (such as Heinz 57)

1 heaping Tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce (or your favorite)

3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons bacon drippings

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder

a pinch of cayenne pepper

Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium size saucepan. Simmer until slightly thickened over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Stirring frequently with a wire whisk.

If you enjoy the Jack Daniel’s selections on the TGI Fridays menu, then I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy this Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey glaze. It’s SO good! It’s a great alternative to barbecue sauce!



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  42 comments for “Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Glaze

  1. Shannon
    June 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    YUMMMMMM!!!!!! I love this stuff and I have been looking for it forever!!! I was just wondering how long would this keep in the fridge?!!! THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!!!

    • Melissa
      June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Hi Sahnnon! this will keep at least two weeks in the refrigerator πŸ™‚ thanks for asking, I should go into this post and include that information. Enjoy the recipe!

  2. Irene
    June 4, 2013 at 2:29 am

    This looks wonderful! How long does it keep?

    • Melissa
      June 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Hi Irene! This recipe contains quite a bit of sugar, so it will keep for at least two weeks when refrigerated. πŸ™‚ enjoy, and thanks for visiting! XO

  3. Shel
    June 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Melissa

    Thanks for the recipe I love this stuff at TGI’s. This will make me popular through the BBQ season πŸ˜‰ Good stuff ThnQ

    • Melissa
      June 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Hi Shel! I’m so pleased that you like the recipe! thanks for stopping by. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  4. Dorothy
    June 16, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hi Irene! We’ve loved this sauce for sooo long….never thought we could make it at home. Thanks so much. Friday’s sauce has tiny chopped onions. Do you think those are added during the cooking process, or after?

    • Melissa
      June 16, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Hi Dorothy! πŸ™‚ Melissa here… I added onion powder instead of the chopped onions, but you could certainly do both. Just chop them fine and add them during the cooking process. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. XO

  5. Donna
    June 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Sounds wonderful.

    Could this recipe be poured into sterilized jars, water bathed, and shelf stored un-opened for a period of time, given as a gift, with a note saying “Once opened, store in refrigerator – good for two weeks.”???

    Thank you.

  6. Dee Booker
    June 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Is this something that could be canned/bottled? I have 2 bottles I bought when we went on the tour – my husband and I neither drink whiskey. But I was there and I like to shop and it was the only thing they were selling. BIG BRAIN DRAIN…:)

  7. ruby padgett
    June 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    would that be good for salmon glaze?

    • Melissa
      June 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      this makes an amazing glaze for grilled salmon πŸ™‚

  8. Ashley
    July 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Could we omit the bacon drippings? Or sub it for something else?

    • Melissa
      July 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Hi Ashley,
      I’ve never tried subbing something else for the bacon drippings, but you can certainly try.


  9. Roxanne
    October 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Made this with Honey Jack Daniels for goose and duck breasts on the bbq, wow!

  10. geneva
    December 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Can this freeze?

  11. Christine
    January 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

    We loved this sauce as well, having changed to cleaner eating, removing overly processed food TGIF’s has been out for a while. What would be a good substitute for the Steak Sauce? Love your blog!

  12. Ariel Newby
    January 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This stuff is so good! I use it on steaks and chicken for the most part. I ran out of Jack so I had to improvise a few weeks ago and all we had was Wild Turkey. It’s a different flavor but still so good!

  13. Kim
    March 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Does this flame (catch on fire on the stove) to burn off the alcohol?

    • Ariel Newby
      March 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Thankfully out of all the times I’ve made it the alcohol has never caught fire. It’s just smells very strong for a few minutes as it heats up.

  14. Billie
    March 31, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Can this also be used as a marinade? I’ve never had it before and was thinking of making shishkabobs

    • Ariel Newby
      July 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Yes you can and its delicious! I usually use it on chicken or steak but you can use it on pretty much anything

  15. Vanessa
    July 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Can you substitute those bacon drippings for something else? I am vegetarian.

    • Melissa
      July 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      sure you can, Vanessa πŸ™‚ Use your favorite oil.

  16. September 13, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I love sipping Jack when I BBQ so I can just imagine how wonderful this will be on some ribs.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Melissa
      September 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  17. Kay
    September 29, 2015 at 11:28 am

    hi! Was thinking of making this tonight with chicken. I was going to make up the glaze and then add it to chicken breasts and cook in the crockpot. Would that work?

    • Melissa
      September 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Hi, Kay! I’ve never tried that so I can’t say for sure πŸ™‚ Please let me know how it turns out! XO ~M

  18. Linda Curley
    January 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Hello Melissa, I can’t find the chipotle powder where I live (very small town). Can you recommend something else–maybe smoked paprika/chili powder mixture?

    • Melissa
      January 17, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Hi Linda πŸ™‚

      That would be a perfect substitute… plus a little cayenne for heat πŸ™‚

      • Melissa
        January 17, 2016 at 10:18 am

        oops! I already suggested that in the original recipe. πŸ™‚ yes, smoked paprika and chili powder would be a good substitute. Enjoy!

  19. Genny
    July 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Do you have to use the bacon drippings. I have a sensitivity to grease

  20. Rick
    August 10, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Have you tried it on beef ribs, looking to kick my beef ribs up a notch.

    • Melissa
      August 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Hi Rick πŸ™‚

      Yes, we’ve used this on beef ribs a few times and it’s amazing! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!


  21. brandee
    December 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    what is the best way to can? This would be my first time canning. I am making a seasoning and glaze crates for family members for Christmas. Thanks!

  22. May 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I cannot wait to make this! Thank you for sharing!

    • Melissa
      May 13, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Yay! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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