Cayenne is one of the best-known chili peppers around the world, which makes it a popular choice for hot sauce! There are a number of mass-manufactured cayenne hot sauces, as well as hundreds of recipes that you can make from home.

a small wooden box filled with red cayenne peppers, and peppers circling around it

How hot are cayenne peppers?

Cayenne peppers are around 30,000-50,000 SHU, making them significantly spicier than peppers like jalapeños (2,000-10,000 SHU), but milder than habaneros (100,000-350,000 SHU).

Cayenne hot sauces

There are several popular and widely available mass-manufactured cayenne hot sauces. A few of the most notable types include:

  1. Frank’s RedHot
  2. Tabasco Cayenne Garlic Sauce
  3. Ass Kickin’ Buffalo Style Wing Sauce
  4. Dave’s Gourmet Cool Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
  5. Deathwish Cayenne Hot Sauce
  6. Melinda’s Creamy Style Wing Sauce
  7. Tears of Joy Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

Easy cayenne hot sauce recipe

Looking for something a little bit fresher? Cayenne hot sauces are surprisingly easy to make. Here’s a quick recipe that will take you just 30 minutes.

a shot glass full of hot sauce with a chili pepper in front

Easy Cayenne Hot Sauce

This is an easy hot sauce made with cayenne peppers and vinegar. Be sure to store it in the refrigerator!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cup chopped cayenne peppers or approximately 10 oz
  • .5 cup white wine vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring all of your ingredients to a simmer for 20 minutes
  • Using a blender or food processor, liquify your hot sauce
  • Strain the sauce if you prefer a smooth consistency!

Notes

Make this recipe your own! Many hot sauces use citruses like lemon or lime juice, or other spices and herbs. Feel free to add ingredients, or leave out the garlic to make the perfect sauce for you. You can also reduce the number of chili peppers to make it slightly less spicy, or if you want a thinner sauce.


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