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Root beer BBQ sauce is sweet and perfect for grilling recipes like chicken drumsticks. This recipe is real easy to make! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AWMemories

Are you the type of person who recreates memories with your family?

Sometimes we like to live in the past a little bit and there’s nothing wrong with that. Do you also love BBQ chicken drumsticks?

Today I’m reflecting back on a fond memory and recreating a recipe I remember well. A&W Root Beer BBQ sauce to go on our chicken!

Root Beer BBQ Sauce! This delicious barbecue sauce made with A&W root beer is sweet and delicious. Everyone will love enjoying backyard barbecues with this easy to make root beer BBQ sauce!

Barbecued chicken with a delicious barbecue sauce created using A&W Root Beer!

Now, this weekend we are kicking back and relaxing at home.

We played yard games, sipped on cans of A&W Root Beer, and enjoyed company with friends.

A&W Root Beer Soda

Barbeque Memories


When I was younger, my family used to fire up the barbecue every chance we got.

From our grill at home to the grill at the beach. There was always charcoal burning! Making A&W Root Beer chicken on the grill… Now that’s a fun memory to keep!

Every weekend during the summer, and even some weeknights, we could be found at the beach.

Sometimes we’d grill at the beach on those park BBQ setups, you know what I’m talking about. A pole stuck in the ground with a grill sitting on top of it…

Grill at the park. Cast iron park grill.

However, most of the time though, after the beach we’d go home to play games in the yard while dad got the grill going.

Memories with A&W Root Beer - Backyard games, fire pit, enjoying life!

Tonight we’re going to kick back, light a fire after dinner and chill for a while, too.

Sticky glove tennis ball game for backyard fun. Make memories with yard games!

We’d always swing by Walmart beforehand and pick up the ingredients for this easy recipe to make Root Beer BBQ sauce.

Walmart is just the place to be when you need something, and the staff is always friendly and courteous. You can make this sauce on the fly, too.

It’s only a few ingredients and you don’t need to cook it!

Get more inspiration here.

barbecue chicken and salad on patio table

My dad loved to fire up the barbecue and cook delicious meals whenever time allotted. As you know, I’m the same way.

This summer I challenge you to recreate this recipe and make memories with your family and friends, too!

Of course, there was always plenty of soda around to sip on as well.

Cans of A&W Root Beer lined up on table

Rather than going to the beach today, we’re tossing around the cornhole bean bags and playing other yard games.

We love playing games outdoors and a great way to create new traditions!

Fire pit table with can of A&W and backyard games

A&W Root Beer’s 100th Anniversary!

As it’s A&W Root Beer’s 100th Anniversary, why not celebrate by creating savory memories with your family? Anything that’s been around that long must be good! We’re cooking up drumsticks, but of course this recipe can go on anything you wish. I know once the barbecue sauce crosses my lips, it’s like walking down memory lane.

Grilled chicken, salad, A&W root beer on patio table, backyard

Root Beer BBQ Sauce


Now the star of the show – the root beer BBQ sauce recipe for our chicken!

I know you love hearing about my life and all, but now let’s chow down. Here’s that A&W Root Beer Barbecue Chicken recipe you’ve been waiting to get your hands on.

Ingredients


Root Beer BBQ Sauce Ingredients

The directions is where it gets difficult. (ha!) But I have faith in you! 

Directions


Whisk everything together. That’s it.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours before using – Optional (helps thicken it up a bit)

root beer bbq sauce mixed

Yup! That’s how easy it is to make this fun and delicious root beer BBQ sauce!

Grilling Chicken Drumsticks


To grill chicken drumsticks perfectly, I have a tutorial – click below for that. It’s real easy to do and the meat will come right off the bone. So easy, juicy, and delicious!

grilling chicken

Perfection!

Once you’ve made the sauce, you can put it on virtually anything.

Root Beer BBQ Sauce Recipe - Easy No Cook Sauce for Barbecue Foods

From ribs to burgers or even hot dogs if you want — though I probably wouldn’t. We’re putting it on our chicken today.

How will you make memories with your family this summer?

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A&W Root Beer chicken BBQ Sauce! Quick and easy barbecue sauce recipe made with root beer!
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5 from 1 vote

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

How to make root beer BBQ sauce using A&W Root Beer soda.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup A&W Root Beer
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  • Whisk everything together in a bowl.

Video

Notes

Optionally, refrigerate the barbecue sauce for a couple of hours to help thicken it before use. 

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