Sometimes a wing sauce is sooooo good you have to decide between using it on your wings or just drinking it straight up. Now, I didn’t use vodka or any other booze in this sauce, and honestly, it doesn’t need it. You get great Bloody Mary flavors with a hint of Buffalo sauce kick. It’s crazy good, and perhaps the best scratch-made wing sauce I’ve ever had.
If you prefer to add booze just put a splash or two of Vodka in the wing sauce. Or, if you prefer your wings ‘dry’, skip the sauce. The wings are absolutely divine seasoned with just the Bloody Mary seasoning mix, just add a few more pinches to the wings after they are cooked and toss.
The idea for Bloody Mary wings hit me after making a batch of Bloody Mary glass rim seasoning. After tasting it I knew instantly that I needed to use it on wings. For the sauce you make your pretty standard Buffalo wing sauce with the addition of Bloody Mary seasoning and mix.
Nothing makes me happier than discovering a wing sauce that can be used on much more than ‘just’ wings. The sauce on these adobo Buffalo wings packs some mild heat, just enough and just right. There’s a little sweetness, a little smokiness, and my favorite, a hint of soy sauce. Each bite is a wonderful combination of flavors.
The sauce on these adobo Buffalo wings is thick, thick enough for sticking to smoked or grill ribs, chicken, burgers… you name it. I’d definitely recommend doubling the sauce.
For a little more kick add more adobo, cayenne or red chili flakes. You can also substitute hot sauce for the Buffalo wing sauce, but the Buffalo sauce does add that nice traditional wing flavor.
This is my go-to dredge when making fried chicken wings. It’s not too thick, so the wings don’t end up like Grandma’s fried chicken. It’s light enough to add a bit of crunch. It’s flavored just right so as to not over-power whichever sauce or seasoning I add in the end. Nothing fancy, but it does the job and it does it well. I make a huge batch and keep it on hand.
Fire-eater rub and seasoning is by far my favorite kicked-up rub and all-purpose seasoning. It has the wonderful flavor of celery seed. I am a little heavy-handed with the celery seed. Don’t be afraid to cut back on it a bit if you’re not quite the celery seed enthusiast that I am. And it has a fantastic bit of heat. A good amount of heat actually. Hence the name.
These Backyard BBQ wings bring back memories. Memories of years ago, as a kid, enjoying those classic neighborhood grill-outs. The dads gathered around charcoal grills, the moms chatting away in a circle of lawn chairs. You’d find mostly grilled chicken and burgers. The chicken would be heavily brushed in BBQ sauce. Like these wings. Same great flavors as back then, but on delicious wings instead.
There’s nothing I would change about Backyard BBQ wings. They’re easy to make. They come out juicy, tender and delicious. And they remind me of that grilled chicken from long ago.