Jimmy's Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

INGREDIENTS
1/2 ONION, MINCED
4 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED
3/4 CUP JIMMY'S BOURBON WHISKEY
1/2 TSP GROUND BLACK PEPPER
1/2 TBSP SALT
2 CUPS KETCHUP
1/4 CUP TOMATO PASTE
1/3 CUP CIDER VINEGAR
1/4 CUP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
1/2 CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR
1/3 TSP HOT PEPPER SAUCE, OR TO TASTE

PREPARATION
In a large skillet combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer for 20 minutes on medium-high heat or until onion is translucent.

Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 more minutes.

Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce. Use on your favorite BBQ recipes. Enjoy!