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Hot pepper vinegar

Hot Pepper Vinegar

Hot sauce in its simplest form
Course Condiment
Keyword Serrano Pepper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 3kcal


  • Serrano peppers at least a dozen, a mix of red and green look best
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar


  • Cut the end and the tip off of the serrano peppers and place them in a clean sauce bottle. Tamp down the peppers slightly and fill up the bottle about 1/2 with peppers.
  • Mix the vinegars and bring them to a boil.
  • Slowly pour the vinegar into the bottle using a funnel. Fill the bottle up to an inch of the top and seal the top with a cap or cork.
  • Let the bottle sit at room temperature for a minimum of one week before using, but three weeks is recommended for optimal heat.



Feel free to use different hot peppers to vary the heat. Habaneros work very well for a major heat bump.


Calories: 3kcal | Potassium: 5mg