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“Whiskey Hot Sauce”

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3 cups


  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ¼ cup Serrano peppers seeds removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce roughly chopped
  • ½ cup onion finely diced
  • ½ cup carrot peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup brown sugar or molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • In a saucepan, heat the vinegar with 1 cup of water and add the diced peppers, Chipotle peppers, onion, and carrot. Let them simmer over low heat, covered, for 15-20 minutes to soften.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, stir and return to a simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Puree in a blender or food processor, transfer to a glass jar and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to one year.