We were a little surprised by the complexity of TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Dipping Sauce. It’s not really sweet. It does compliment meat flavors very well. We are also amazed at how sparingly TGI Friday’s serves their sauces. You get a tiny little cup of it, and if you want more, you have to pay more.
The wonderful part of our version of this recipe is you can make it in a large quantity and use it to cook beef or chicken on the grill or to dip your favorite foods into.
Perfect as a Glaze or for Dipping
Use Jack Daniel’s Dipping Sauce as a glaze when you’re cooking beef or chicken on the grill or as a dipping sauce for your favorite foods.
But if you’re grilling, be sure to apply the sauce late in the grilling process (just before taking the meat off the flame) as the sugar in the sauce will burn. And, don’t forget to serve extra on the side.
Was TGI Fridays the First Singles Bar?
The first TGI Fridays opened up in 1965 on First Avenue and 63rd Street in New York City. Alan Stillman, a perfume salesman, started the bar and restaurant because he wanted the chance to get to know the unmarried airline stewardesses and other single women that lived in his neighborhood.
According to legend, Stillman thought up the name TGI Fridays while he was skiing with a friend. He was so furious because his friend had beaten him on the slopes, that he screamed out “Thank goodness it’s Friday!” and thought that it would be a really great name for his restaurant.
Does Every TGI Fridays Have an Airplane Propeller Over the Bar?
Yes, perhaps to continue the airline theme of its beginnings, an airplane propeller is placed in every TGI Fridays bar to symbolize the engine that moves the business.
The business has certainly moved as Fridays currently has over 900 restaurants in around 60 countries. You can read more fun facts about TGI Fridays.
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dipping Sauce
You can make this sauce, and it tastes just a good as going to TGI Fridays, and you won’t have to pay for extra. You’ll love this sauce, and you can put it on almost everything!
You can even use it as gravy and pour it onto your mashed potatoes! Your family will become huge fans of this sauce.
Jack Daniels Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Red onion
- Brown sugar
- Teriyaki sauce
- Soy sauce
- White grape juice
- Jack Daniel’s Black Label Whiskey
- Tabasco sauce
How to Make TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Dipping Sauce
- Place the ingredients in a saucepan, stirring after adding each ingredient.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low for a slow simmer.
- Cook for 35 to 45 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by a third or fourth.
- Strain the sauce before serving.
Keep Some in Your Fridge
You can make our version of this recipe at home, and you can keep this sauce for up to a week in your fridge. In fact, it tastes even better if it cools in your fridge for a couple of days. And, you can eat like it’s Friday every day!
Love TGI Fridays? Be sure to check out these recipes
- B52 Drink
- Sex on the Beach Drink
- Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip
- Fridays Mozzarella Sticks
- TGI Fridays Potato Skins
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- Taco Sauce Recipe
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TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Dipping Sauce
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup white grape juice
- 1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s Black Label Whiskey
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- Place the ingredients in a saucepan in the order listed. Stir after adding each ingredient.
- Place on medium heat and stir until it reaches a boil.
- Turn the heat down to low until the sauce is on a slow simmer.
- Cook for 35 to 45 minutes. The sauce will have reduced in volume by one-fourth to one-third.
- Strain the sauce before serving.