Place rack in middle of oven, adjust rack to enough room for ham in roasting pan. Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix brown sugar, mustard and garlic powder for glaze, set aside.
Trim excess fat, using a knife score ham in a criss-cross or diamond pattern over the top, flat side down.
Place ham in roasting pan or baking dish at least 2 inch inches deep.
Pour glaze over top of ham, rubbing (using a spoon, spatula or your hands) into the cuts, crevices etc. Pour Coca-Cola into bottom of roasting pan (you don't want to wash off the glaze). Pour whiskey or bourbon slowly over the top of the ham or into the bottom.
Cover loosely with foil or lid, cooking for 15 minutes per pound (e.g. 10 lb ham, 150 minutes = 2 hours 30 minutes).
Important! Allow ham to rest 15-30 minutes before slicing. Pour juices over sliced meats and serve warm.
Substitute unfiltered apple juice for bourbon if desired, or omit entirely.If making a larger ham, increase glaze ingredients accordingly, but keep the Cola and Bourbon to same amounts.
Variations & Substitutions
If desired, over medium-high heat pour the cooking liquid from the bottom of the pan into a medium to large pot. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened. Use this glaze or gravy to pour over the sliced ham.
For this recipe I have only used real Coca-Cola (Mexico), but you could try other natural cola drinks as well.
Run out of mustard, use 1 teaspoon of mustard powder in place of the prepared mustard.
Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
If you need to save on oven space for all of those fabulous side dishes, make this delicious ham in your slow cooker.Follow the recipe as outlined for the stove top, then place everything in your slow cooker instead of a large roasting pan. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until ham is warmed through.Recipe adapted from Soulfully Made.