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Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water Recipe
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 1kcal


  • 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


  • Add the ingredients to a small pan and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat immediately and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 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.


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


Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 1mg | Vitamin C: 0.1mg