Meet Me In St Louis Apple Whiskey Smoked Ribs

Sherri Williams


It's all about the RIBS! Cooking with Love & Passion sw :)


★★★★★ 1 vote

at least 8
10 Min
4 Hr


  • 2
    slabs st louis style ribs
  • 1/4 c
    crown royal regal apple
  • 1/4 c
    agave nectar
  • 3/4 stick
    butter, cut in pieces
  • RUB

  • 3 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    turbinado sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated onion
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • ·
    zest of 1 large lemon, grated

  • 2 c
    apple juice
  • 1/2 c
    crown royal regal apple
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    bbq sauce

How to Make Meet Me In St Louis Apple Whiskey Smoked Ribs


  1. Remove membrane from the back of ribs.
  2. Brush front and back of ribs with Crown Royal Apple Regal.
  3. Combine rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl; generously rub the back and front of ribs. Wrap ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours; best overnight.
    "place remaining rub in airtight container for further use"
  4. Remove ribs from refrigerator, let ribs reach room temperature.
  5. Meanwhile prep smoker to 250 °F. “I used hickory wood”
  6. Combine basting ingredients in a mixing bowl. Place ribs in smoker. Brush the ribs with basting sauce after 45 minutes of smoking time. Continue to baste about every 35-40 minutes or so, this will keep the ribs nice and moist. Smoke ribs for 3 ½-4 hours.
  7. Add agave nectar to remaining baste in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Reduce sauce to a 1/3.
  8. Place ribs on foil. Brush back & front of ribs with sauce. Add pieces of butter to the top of ribs. Wrap until ready to slice and eat.

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About Meet Me In St Louis Apple Whiskey Smoked Ribs

Course/Dish: Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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