Rye and Brown Sugar Mustard

[ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

The spicy and bitter bite of homemade mustard is lessened by brown sugar, while rye whisky imparts a dry character on this delicious mustard.

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

Rye and Brown Sugar Mustard

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1 1/2 cups
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:1 day 8 hours
Special equipment:Blender
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Rye and Brown Sugar Mustard


  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rye whiskey
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. 1

    Place mustard seeds, water, vinegar, and rye whiskey in a small bowl. Cover and let soak at room temperature overnight.

  2. 2

    Transfer mustard seed mixture to jar of blender. Add in sugar, turmeric, and salt. Process until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and let rest in refrigerator for 1 to 2 days before use.


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