Bring vinegar and water to a low boil in a medium-sized sauce pan.
Whisk in remaining ingredients and continue to whisk until brown sugar and salt have dissolved.
Let cool to room temperature and store in a glass container. I prefer these mason jars. Store in the refrigerator for up to a couple of weeks.
By far, my favorite style of BBQ sauce is this vinegar-based sauce that is so popular in Eastern North Carolina. It’s important to label this sauce as “East Carolina” because a few miles west in the Piedmont region of North Carolina the sauce is different; and they are serious about their sauces in North Carolina. Head south and you’re in the mustard-style sauce region in South Carolina.
East Carolina Mop Sauce https://www.grillseeker.com/east-carolina-mop-sauce-recipe/