For Canada Day have these Award Winning Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Ribs! They use Canada’s Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey in the sauce! An unusual and very tasty take on ribs!
Take Me to the Recipe!
These winning ribs were entered into the Oro Medonte Rib Fest held annually in Oro Medonte, Ontario. My friend (and partner in wine-tasting crimes!) was trying to come up with an original recipe when her coworker told her about a friend who used Fireball as a marinade for his ribs. She took that piece of information and played around with different ideas. After five different versions of the recipe that she and her husband sampled they picked this version of the cinnamon marinade and basting sauce.
Cinnamon can be add a great depth of flavour to ribs. Just look at Bar-B-Barn in Montreal. They have built a whole business on ribs in a Cinnamon BBQ sauce. You can see the Copy Cat recipe here. It is a winner too.
We thoroughly enjoyed these ribs! You get a nice touch of heat and layers of flavour!
And the great thing is you can make these ribs ahead which is fantastic if you are going to serve them for a summer BBQ party. You can cool them after removing from the oven and hold them overnight in the fridge. Just let them come to room temperature and finish them off on the BBQ when you are ready to serve.
So go ahead and celebrate Canada’s 150 the birthday with these ribs and Fantastic Potato Salad made with Yukon Gold potatoes which were developed in Guelph, Ontario. They are a yellow fleshed, waxy potato that lend themselves well to salads.
Fireball Cinnamon not your thing? Check out these Tequila Ribs!