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Swig & Swine Style Mustard Sauce Recipe

Swig and Swine Mustard Sauce
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I am a big fan of Swig and Swine. They currently have several locations in the Charleston area: West Ashley, Downtown, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville.

Chef Anthony DiBernardo’s restaurants serve True ‘Cue certified BBQ, barbecue cooked using wood as its only heat source. The meat products Swig and Swine serves are terrific, even without any sauce, but the sauces are very good, too.

Swig and Swine serve its BBQ without sauce and currently provide five sauces on each table for you to choose from. Seen below are the Sweet Red, Vinegar, Jalapeño, Alabama White, and a nod to an SC original, a mustard sauce.

Swig and Swine Sauce Options

Swig and Swine Sauce Options


We recently stumbled across a video of Chef DiBernardo making a mustard sauce. DiBernardo doesn’t necessarily claim it as the same recipe they use at Swig and Swine, saying only that it is a recipe for “a traditional mustard-based BBQ sauce.”

It is not a huge leap to assume there are a number of similarities.

What I can say is that the finished product definitely has the same look as Swig and Swine’s mustard sauce.

In addition, it is important to note that no measurements were provided; however, in watching the video, we have made educated guesses as to the quantity of each ingredient.  Those estimates are provided below.

But if you’d prefer to make your own estimates, you can watch the video here.

Here is the recipe:

Swig & Swine Style Mustard Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 .5 quarts


  • 1 quart French’s Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/4 cup Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Whisk together all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Note: These measurements are estimates taken from the following video wherein Chef Anthony DiBernardo shows viewers how to make "a traditional mustard-based BBQ sauce." See that video here: http://thesouthernweekend.com/making-south-carolina-mustard-based-bbq-sauce/

Check out these other authentic SCBBQ recipes we’ve published on destination-bbq:

Eastern SC Vinegar-Based Sauce Recipe

Home Team BBQ’s Alabama White Sauce Recipe

And we’ve published the following sauce recipes in the SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog cookbook  (read more about that here):

Sauces and Rubs:

Vinegar-Pepper Sauces
Mustard Sauces
Tomato-Based Sauces
Other Sauces
  • Sticky Fingers’ Basic Dry Rub Recipe
  • JB’s Smokeshack-Style Spicy Dry Rub Recipe
  • Sticky Fingers’ Texas Rub Recipe
  • BlackJack Barbecue Dry Rub Recipe
  • Sticky Fingers’ Sweet Rib Rub Recipe
  • Home Team BBQ Dry Rub Recipe for Chicken Wings Recipe
  • John Lewis BBQ-Style Brisket Dry Rub Recipe


Learn More About Our SCBBQ Cookbook