Zinfandel Mop

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 bottle your favorite zinfandel wine (recommended: Ravenswood Zinfandel)

1 cup sparkling apple cider

1/8 cup olive oil

1/8 cup dark corn syrup (recommended: Karo Syrup)

1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 bay leaf


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer uncovered until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Use the mop to baste baby back ribs during grilling.

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