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Basic Hot Sauce

Updated on July 19, 2015


  • 100 mL White Vinegar
  • 100 mL Water
  • 12 tsp (1/4 cup) Cayenne Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 225 mL Hot Sauce

Don't expect anything labor-intensive. This method is very quick and easy. For a milder sauce, substitute Paprika for some of the Cayenne.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tsp
Calories 6
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  1. Using a funnel, pour vinegar into hot sauce bottle/container.
  2. Add powdered ingredients through the funnel, allowing them to fall into the vinegar.
  3. Add remaining water. Seal container and shake vigorously to combine ingredients.


This recipe yields around 225 mL (or so) of finished sauce. It'll require no refrigeration, since the ingredients used are non-perishable. Use a resealable container like a small mason jar or an old bottle from store-bought hot sauce.

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      Eddie Dagstanyan 2 years ago from California

      Thank you!

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      Caroline 2 years ago from Shirley

      Thanks for your sharing! This is very useful! Maybe I'll have a try next time.

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      Eddie Dagstanyan 2 years ago from California

      Thank you! You're very kind.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

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