Try this Jim Beam bourbon basting recipe to take your braai master skills to the next level!


  • 8 tablespoons butter, salted (1 stick) 
  • 1 cup apple cider 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed, dark 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more as needed 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 
  • 1 cup of Jim Beam


  1. Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add the cider, sugar, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the Jim Beam. Taste for seasoning, adding salt as necessary. The basting sauce keeps, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week. Reheat over low heat before using.
  3. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

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