1 cup ketchup

1 cup water

1 shot glass of Jack Daniels or Jim Beam

1 onion, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup cider vinegar

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

4 teaspoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons fresh ground ginger

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, sugar, salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to a low simmer and continue cooking for 25 minutes.