Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water Recipe

Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water - Recipe

Hawaiian chili pepper water is an incredibly popular, traditional Hawaiian condiment or hot sauce made with water, vinegar, and spicy chili peppers. Here is the recipe to make some at home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 1 kcal


  • 8 ounces water
  • 2 ounces white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Hawaiian rock sea salt you can sub in any sea salt or kosher salt
  • Hawaiian chili peppers sliced (add anywhere from 3-20, or as many as you can fit - you CAN sub in other spicy chili peppers)
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2-3 fresh ginger slices
  • Splash of soy sauce and/or Worcestershire sauce if desired


  1. Add the ingredients to a small pan and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat immediately and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cool, then transfer to a sterilized bottle. Use as needed. The longer it sits, the more the peppers and other flavors will infuse the water/vinegar mixture.

Recipe Notes

This will keep in the refrigerator for about a year or so.
Heat Factor: Medium. You'll get some good zestiness with this recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 1mg0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.