When you want some hot sauce with a touch of Scottish magic then try this super simple Scotch whisky hot chilli sauce to add real punch to everything from steak to chilli, cocktails and so much more.
The inspiration for this Scotch whisky hot chilli sauce
At Burn’s Night it is traditional to pour a dash of whisky on your haggis, this is often referred to as the whisky sauce. Well, I thought about this and decided to come up with my own whisky hot sauce that is like a Scottish version of tabasco sauce and brilliant for jazzing up all sorts of things.
What could be sassier than chilli and whisky together making this great Whisky Hot Sauce.
Ingredients for this hot sauce
Quite honestly this isn’t so much a recipe as putting two elements together leaving them for a week then separating the two and congratulating yourself on a jolly good job well done.
- red chilli peppers
- Scotch whisky
Yes, honestly as easy as that!
Fresh or dried chillies
You can use dried chilli peppers instead of fresh for this hot sauce. Just use 2 instead of 3 and leave them in there for half the time as dried chilli peppers are hotter than the fresh ones.
How to make Scotch whisky hot chilli sauce
Like the best things in life this is simplicity itself.
- Pour whisky into a small bottle, you can actually use a half bottle of whisky to three fresh chillis.
- You want to pierce the chilli first with a needle so the flavour will come out.
- Pop that chilli into the bottle, shake it about a bit and set aside in the larder for a week.
Now the timing is of the proverbial essence here. If you forget about it and leave the chilli in there for longer it will make the sauce hotter and hotter. Actually, it all depends on who you may be giving this to. Is it someone who likes really hot stuff or that you want o give a shock to? Then leave the chilli in longer!
Pour whisky hot sauce into little tiny bottles and attach a label saying use as you would Tabasco sauce. You can also use this in cocktails for a real kick-up-your-heels Highland fling!
How to serve this hot sauce
Use this whisky chili hot sauce with BBQ, burgers or steak just as you would Tobasco sauce.
Add some to haggis!
Use your hot sauce in cocktails too for a hot fiery whisky kick.
How long will this keep?
Your whisky chilli sauce will keep for up to a year in a cool dark place.
The perfect wee gift for the whisky lover in your life or anyone who likes something hot!
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Scotch Whisky Hot Chilli Sauce
- 500 ml whisky
- 3 chilli peppers
- Pierce the chilli peppers with a needle to release the flavour
- Pop into a jar with the whisky
- Shake well and set aside for a week then remove chilli and decant into small sterillised bottles
- Use as a hot sauce on food or in cocktails