Sweet & Spicy Abita Rootbeer Wings

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Today’s specialty wing sauce gave me a chance to step out of my comfort zone and add a little twist on an existing recipe. OK, maybe I’m giving myself a little too much credit there. I really just subbed out one ingredient, but it made all the difference in the world.

One of the first specialty wing sauces that I attempted was a Sweet & Spicy Coca-Cola sauce that was actually quite popular. However, before I even finished that sauce, I was already thinking that the Abita Rootbeer we have on tap contains much more flavor than the standard Coca-Cola. That was enough to get me excited about the possibility of an Abita Rootbeer wing sauce.

Making the sauce was actually quite simple. You start with a whole bunch of Abita Rootbeer, then add a bit of Frank’s Red Hot, some tomato paste, and a whole bunch of brown sugar. Then just a touch of granulated garlic, paprika, and kosher salt and you are all set.

I mixed all the ingredients in a large pot, brought it up to a boil, and then let it simmer for about half an hour. Compared to some of the other wing sauces I have attempted recently, this one was super easy to make…but it still packs a ton of flavor into every bite. I hope you love them as much as I do.