3. Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Alcohol and barbecues seem to go together naturally, so it shouldn't be a surprise that there are so many alcohol-based barbecue sauces. I found this particular sauce at afamilyfeast.com, and it uses bourbon as the alcohol of choice. It's a savory sauce that would complement the flavor of any barbecued meat nicely.
2. White Wine Sauce for Chicken
Here's another case where the recipe for the sauce is tied up in the overall recipe for the dish. I had to include it in the list though, because the whole meal looks simply amazing. The recipe is from jocooks.com and, in this case, the alcohol is white wine, which always seems to match well with chicken. It would be relatively easy to make the sauce on its own, but honestly, I can't think of anything that it would pair better with than chicken.
1. Hot Butter Rum Sauce
This recipe comes from pinchofyum.com and the recipe is actually for the bread pudding and also the sauce. Both the pudding and the sauce use rum, so it really is a boozy dish. The directions for the sauce are entirely separate though, as the sauce is supposed to be poured over the pudding at the end. So, you could easily make the sauce on its own and combine it with whatever you like. Personally, I think it would go nicely over something chocolaty or even over ice cream – although you might have your own preferences.
And yes, this is another case where the recipe is kind of savory and kind of sweet. I think whether you define the sauce as sweet or savory depends (in part) on the dish you are putting the sauce on. After all, some dishes will highlight the savory elements of a sauce while others will highlight the sweet elements.