Honey BBQ Bourbon Brisket

This Honey BBQ Bourbon Brisket get marinated over night in a delicious BBQ rub, then braised on the grill in a bourbon infused sauce until fork tender. 

Honey BBQ Bourbon Brisket

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp granulated onion
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 lb beef brisket
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp honey Dijon mustard


  • Make dry rub. In a small bowl, mix the rub ingredients. 
    2. Rub honey Dijon mustard all over the brisket, making sure to cover it completely.  Press rub onto the brisket, making sure to cover it completely with the rub. Place brisket in a 2 gallon zip top bag, or place it in a pan, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate over night. 
    3. Remove brisket from the refrigerator. Prepare the grill. Heat grill to low temperature between 250 and 300 degrees. 
    4. Place brisket in a disposable 13×9-inch aluminum pan, pour in 1 cup of beef stock and 1/2 cup bourbon. Cover the brisket with aluminum foil, and place on the grill over indirect heat.  Keep grill between 250 and 300 degrees. Cook brisket an hour and fifteen minutes per pound, or until fork tender. 

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  1. Delicious bbq, I love the combination with honey, I’ll try the recipe.

    1. Thanks Andy,
      When you try it let me know how you like it. Also if you do anything different to the recipe I’d love to know.

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