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The Secret Ingredient That Will Change Your Barbecue Sauce Forever
Typically made from a mixture of ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, honey, cumin, spices, and a few other essential ingredients, barbecue sauce is about as easy to whip up at home as it is to buy pre-made and bottled. However, there is one surprising product that you can add to your barbecue sauce to take the flavor up a notch — root beer.
Root beer, the brown-colored, fizzy, satisfyingly sweet, iconic soft drink has become a game-changing ingredient for barbecue sauce enthusiasts everywhere. With its multifaceted flavor and robust character, root beer has the power to turn barbecue sauce even more special, thereby creating even more finger-licking good dishes.
Cortney Johnson, an Atlanta-based cook and food blogger, recently shared a mouthwatering recipe for a root beer-infused wing glaze on her Instagram. Johnson used a medley of Sprecher root beer, light brown sugar, ketchup, and Dijon ground mustard to concoct a delectable chicken wing sauce that "ended up on the fingers, chin, and cheeks.”