Tested and Perfected by Food and Wine

Cider Mop Spray

  • SERVINGS: makes 2 1/4 cups
  • FAST

Barbecuers traditionally use a little mop-like brush to swab slow-roasting pork shoulders, beef briskets or spareribs with a liquidy sauce. Adam Perry Lang suggests using a clean spray bottle to simplify the process. He advises waiting to spritz the meat until the dry rub has had a chance to form a nice crust, usually after two to five hours of barbecuing.

Plus: More Grilling Recipes and Tips

  1. 1 cup apple juice
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  1. In a large, glass measuring cup, combine the apple juice, water and vinegar. Pour into a spray bottle and refrigerate.
Make Ahead The mop spray can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Serve With Barbecued Baby Back Ribs.