Ribs, rum and coke: there’s not much to say about this baby back ribs recipe, other than that it’s even more delicious than it sounds. Included is a dry rub recipe and of course the one of a kind Rum and Coke BBQ sauce recipe.


Rum and Coke BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 C coke
  • 1 C dark rum (alternatively, Whiskey)
  • 1 C Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 C ketchup
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp onion flakes
  • 2 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1 tsp fine ground pepper

Dry Rub Ingredients (enough for multiple uses):

  • 2½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C coarse salt
  • 1 C paprika powder
  • 6 tbsp parsley
  • 6 tbsp basil
  • 6 tbsp oregano
  • 6 tbsp thyme
  • 6 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp coarse ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp allspice

Rum And Coke Baby Back Ribs Recipe

To create the dry rub, mix all the ingredients mentioned above. The quantities listed will give you enough dry rub for roughly 10 uses.

For the rum and cola barbecue sauce, mix all the ingredients listed above in a cooking pan. Whisk everything together, bring to a boil and let it simmer until it turns into a syrup. Store in glass bottles.

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Prepare the ribs by removing the membrane with a blunt knife. Sprinkle with olive oil and apply the dry rub liberally on both sides.

Smoke at 220°F. After 2 hours, foil your baby back ribs with a chunk of butter and some Rum & Cola BBQ sauce. Place back on the smoker for another 2 hours. Next, remove the foil, and smoke for 1 additional hour to tighten those racks up, mopping with BBQ sauce every 15 minutes until they are done.


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