Black Cherry Cola Glaze

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Black Cherry Cola Glaze

This bbq glaze recipe is easy, sweet, and sticky. The bbq sauce has no ketchup in it. The sweetness is strictly from the cola. It does take a while to cook down but trust me it’s worth the wait.

Black Cherry Cola Glaze

glaze Cooking Tips:

To reduce the amount of time it takes to make the glaze use 1 liter of cola. Have fun playing with different types of cola’s to make this sauce uniquely yours. Frozen cherries work great for this recipe.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: This sauce does take a while to cook. Making it a day or two in advance will free up your stovetop. The sauce should be kept in an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for 1 month.

At room temperature, it will last 7 days.

Black Cherry Cola Glaze

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Substitution Options:

You can use your favorite cola for this recipe. I used coca-cola but any variation of coke, diet, zero, or cherry will work great. If you’re a fan of Dr.Pepper, Mr. Pibb, or Pepsi, etc, it will work for this recipe.
You can also use frozen cherries or dried cherries if fresh aren’t available

what to serve with black Cherry cola glaze?

Meal Ideas:


Black Cherry Cola Glaze

Black Cherry Cola Glaze

This glaze is sweet, and sticky easy recipe. It may take a while to cook down but trust me it's worth the wait.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Keyword: bbq sauce, glazes, sauces
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Kenneth


  • 2 oz. fresh black cherries stems removed
  • 1 2- liter cola
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter


  • Turn on the heat to medium in a medium sauce pot add the black cherries, cola, kosher salt, black pepper, cinnamon, water, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring mixture to a boil, cook for 1 hour 10 minutes over a medium-high heat. Sauce should have reduced by half and is done when it coats a spoon. Strain sauce, pressing on cherries to release remaining juices, stir in butter.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

1 thought on “Black Cherry Cola Glaze”

  1. Chadd Williams

    5 stars
    Cherry 🍒 cola glaze and chill. Every time I make this glaze I get so many compliments. Thanks for the recipe.

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