Whiskey Glazed Ham Recipe


When it comes to a family celebration or get together, a smoked ham is a great choice especially when it’s finished with a delicious whiskey glaze! This smoked whiskey glazed ham recipe is simple to make and is going to be a huge hit around the dinner table.

In this recipe Jabin at Postal Barbecue will show you step-by-step how to make this Whiskey Glazed Ham using our Slow 'N Sear® Kettle GrillEverything you need is below!


  • 1 Spiral Cut Ham (pre cooked)

Whiskey Glaze  

  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup Whiskey (add more to taste) 
  • Orange zest (half an orange worth)
  • Juice from half a small orange
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves


    To start off this recipe begin by setting up your grill for smoking indirect at around 250ºF. To do this place 12-15 fully lit briquettes into the Slow ’N Sear® basket, then fill up the remainder of the Slow 'N Sear® basket with unlit briquettes. Next, add in 2 cups of water into the water reservoir and close the lid. We had the top vent about 1/3 open, the bottom vent closed, and the smoke hole about 1/3 way open (adjust as needed).


    Once the grill is up to temperature, score the top of the ham in the area that has not been spiral cut. This will come in handy when it comes time to glazing the ham.  Next, place the ham on the grill opposite the coals, then give it one last spritz again.  Lastly, add in some hickory or wood flavor of your choice and close the lid to begin smoking the ham. It’s important to note that this ham has already been cooked and is safe to eat right out of the package. However, by warming it on the grill like this, we will help reinforce the smokiness of the ham while warming it at the same time. 

    With the ham smoking away in the Slow 'N Sear® Kettle, it's now time to make your whiskey glaze. To do this combine all your ingredients into a sauce pan and mix them together.  Once mixed together turn on your heat and begin to simmer the whiskey glaze for 3-4 minutes to help cook off the alcohol and dissolve the sugars.  It’s at this point you’ll want to taste the glaze and add in more whiskey as desired. We used about 1/3 cup but if you like a more pronounced whiskey flavor you can add in 1/2 cup or more. Once the glaze is finished, remove it from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature. 

    With the ham now sitting around 130ºF, it's now time to open the grill and apply the whiskey glaze.  Make sure to brush it all around and try to get it into some of the pre cut slices.  Once the glaze has been applied, close the lid and let it continue to cook for 7-10 minutes to set up the glaze.  After the glaze has set up, remove the ham from the grill and let it rest a few minutes before slicing in and joining your delicious whiskey glazed smoked ham!