BOURBON DAY: Smoked Bourbon Honey Chicken Wings


As we get closer to barbecue season (I say closer as it doesn’t seem to exist at the moment!), ‘Bourbon Day’ seems to be a magnificent excuse to share this mouthwatering recipe from, for ‘Smoked Bourbon Honey Chicken Wings’ - feel free to use it with drumsticks instead if that’s your kind of thing!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 5 mins, cooking time 1hr, 35 mins

Serves: 50 wings/drumsticks (depends how hungry your guests are!), very easy


About 50 wings/drumsticks

1/4c All Purpose Rub

For Sauce:

16oz BBQ Sauce

1/2c of honey

1/2c of brown sugar

2 tbsps of chili powder

2 tbsps of butter

1 tsp of dried minced garlic

2 tsps of dried minced onion

4oz of bourbon

4oz of hot sauce

Equipment Needed: Saucepan, wooden spoon, basting brush

Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Set aside.

Set up grill (or smoker) for indirect cooking.

Cover wings with rub.

Smoke for about 90 minutes at 225 using fruit woods.

Sear over direct heat for just a couple minutes.

Stir the sauce with the wings and serve!