Hot Smoke Finishing Sauce

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 1
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1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion -- chopped
6 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
8 medium chipotle peppers
1 medium habanero pepper, stemmed
14 ounces ketchup
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft. Add sugar, syrup, bourbon, vinegar, spices, and cocoa. Reduce for 10 minutes. Cut chilies in half and add along with ketchup, water, and salt. Cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally adding more water if sauce becomes thicker than ketchup . Cool and puree in blender. Keeps up to 3 weeks in refrigerator.

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