Carolina Lemon Mop

Carolina mop sauce
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2 cups (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
387 Calories
23g Fat
36g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 2 cups (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vinegar-based mop has a nice lemon flavor that works really well with Carolina barbecued pork. While this recipe calls for hot sauce, you can adjust the amount or simply omit this ingredient.


  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ​Tabasco (adjust to your liking)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Mix well and let stand for at least 30 minutes before using.
  3. This mop works best if it's given some time for the flavors to mix. It's ideal to make it a day in advance and refrigerate it before using. Mixture will keep for 3 to 4 days if stored in airtight container in refrigerator.