Cheerwine BBQ sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by payson, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    Here’s a sauce that recently appeared in the South Carolina State newspaper. They referred to it as an award winning sauce although they never elaborated. Looked pretty interesting although I haven’t tried it. For non-southerners, Cheerwine is a cherry style soft drink. Tastes like Robitussin to me but I imagine it would work well in a sauce.

    Cheerwine BBQ Sauce

    Mix the following in a large pan over high heat:
    1 12 oz can of Cheerwine
    5 ounces molasses
    6 ounces brown sugar
    10 ounces of your favorite BBQ sauce. (Personally I’d use my own home-made bone-suckin style sauce here but to each their own!)
    2 ounces white vinegar
    ¼ tsp white pepper
    ¼ tsp cayenne
    ¼ tsp black pepper
    ¼ tsp crushed red pepper

    Bring to a boil while stirring.

    PS, it also mentioned the addition of one ounce of liquid smoke but that strikes me as borderline blasphemy!
  2. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds interesting, may have to give it a try sometime.
  3. This is the "house" sauce of Smoke-n-Stokes in Greenville SC. I believe Cheerwine is even the sponsor of their BBQ team. I'm not a huge fan of it since it is pretty sweet, but they have a whole stack of trophies that says I don't know what I'm talking about. Place has pretty good BBQ all the way around and they do a killer pulled pork stuffed potato.
  4. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    Interesting. I'll have to give it a try next time I'm in Greenville. Pretty cool town.
  5. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not just southerners anymore! Cheerwine is readily available throughout Topeka. I am a Diet Cheerwine fan. My work buys a case of it for our fridge just for me!
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    What's cheerwine?
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds disgustingly sweet to me, but then again, that's me. Mr. Minimum sugar. I should make some for all the folk I know that b&^[email protected]! about my sauces being too tart or tangy. Whining whimps, anyhow. Maybe I'll just smoke some LOLLYPOPS and serve 'em that...Hmmm...[​IMG]
  8. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    No suger rush here
  9. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh YEAH!!!! I've got to try this!! I've been drinking Cheerwine all of my 54 years and still enjoy it....sounds like this could be a real nice.
  10. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In the past when makeing rib glaze with pop, i would cook it down to a syrup then add what ever spices/rub/pepper,onion/hotsauce to it. i may try it again with Cherrywine.

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