Bourbon-Honey pig wings
Gimme some honey, sugar
For those who love their meat on the bone but want something other than spare ribs to chew on, these pig wings offer some good variation. We first served these at a heavy metal festival, and the hungry crown ravished them.
It’s a dish that packs some sweet heat that makes the Bourbon, Kentucky’s booze par excellence, shine with a wonderful flavor.
Kentucky bourbon BBQ glaze
- 1 fl oz (30 ml) bourbon
- ⅓ fl oz (10 ml) honey
- 5⅓ fl oz (160 ml) Smokey’s Finest BBQ-sauce (see recipe)
Smokey’s pig spray
- 3½ fl oz (100 ml) apple juice
- 3½ fl oz (100 ml) apple cider vinegar
- 3½ fl oz (100 ml) whisky
- 8 tbsp Pig powder BBQ rub (see recipe)
- ½ tsp chili powder
- 4 pig wings, around 11 oz (300g) each
- 3⅓ fl oz (1 dl) honey
- 3⅓ fl oz (1 dl) liquid margarine
- 3⅓ fl oz (1 dl) Kentucky Bourbon
- 4 tsp Tabasco Chipotle sauce
- 8 tbsp Kentucky Bourbon BBQ glaze
- BBQ for indirect grilling
- Apple wood chips for smoking
How to make:
Duration: prep ½ hour
Cooking about: 4 hours
For the glaze, mix the bourbon and honey first, and then stir in Smokey’s Finest BBQ sauce.
For Smokey’s pig spray, mix together all ingredients in a clean spray bottle.
Prepare a BBQ for indirect grilling and heat to 120 °C (248 °F).
Mix the Pig powder rub with the chili powder and evenly coat the 4 wings with the spice mixture. Place the pig wings on the grill grate and cover. Cook for 2½ hours, lightly spraying the wings with Smokey’s pig spray every 30 minutes. After 2½ hours, or when the wings have turned a nice golden brown, tear off four large pieces of tin foil and place each wing on a piece of foil. Divide the honey, liquid margarine, Kentucky Bourbon and Tabasco Chipotle evenly over the four wings and fold the foil so the wings are completely covered on all sides. Place the wrapped wings back on the smoker and cook for 1½ more hours until the hams reach a core temperature of 80 °C (175 °F).
Unwrap the hams, generously brush with the Kentucky Bourbon BBQ glaze, and return to BBQ for 1 minute to allow the glaze to stick. Serve your pig wings.