Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

February 22, 2018

Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce is going to be your new favorite homemade BBQ sauce! Rich, sweet, tangy and absolutely stellar on my Cherry Cola Smoked Pork Butt (and pretty much everything else).

Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

This recipe calls for pitted cherries and you can use fresh or frozen, both work really well. I also season the sauce with my Homemade BBQ Sweet rub that has smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. I think it is the perfect blend for this sauce!

4.72 from 7 votes
cherry cola BBQ Sauce
Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 2 cups
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cherry cola
  • 1/2 cup pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Sweet BBQ Rub link in recipe notes
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the  heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

  2. Cool the sauce slightly and then transfer to a blender. Put the lid on the blender and then blend until fully combined and smooth. Transfer to a lidded jar and chill.

  3. Sauce will keep for 1 week in the refidgerator.

Recipe Notes

Homemade Sweet BBQ Rub:



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10 thoughts on “Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

  1. If you cannot find sweet cherries since they seem a seasonal item in most stores, what would you recommend as a substitute?

  2. I made your cherry BBQ sauce I must admit I modified it. I used merichino cherries instead and added liquid smoke to taste.. It was great professional grade the best ever.. I called it Maraschino cherries BBQ sauce.

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