Espresso BBQ Sauce

Espresso BBQ Sauce

The hunt for a Jittery Giraffe coffee-forward BBQ sauce was a formidable task. We wanted an uncomplicated sauce that hinted the coffee’s delicious taste. Challenge accepted! Experience the unique and flavorful combination of brewed Herd of Happiness and BBQ with our incredible recipe. Whether you're a seasoned BBQ enthusiast or just starting out, this sauce is so simple to make and is sure to impress your taste buds.

Recipe makes approximately one pint:

6 ounces tomato paste
1 pinch of baking soda
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of brewed Herd of Happiness
¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1-2 pinches red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons of your favorite espresso powder


1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, whisking until smooth.

2. Bring to a simmer and simmer the mixture slowly for 15 minutes.

3. Cool slightly, and store in the refrigerator. 

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