Amazing Hot Sauce (Comrade Like Spicy)

My husband and I love this hot sauce. It’s a recipe that my uncle gave us a long time ago. At our Non-Rehearsal Dinner the night before our wedding, my uncle made the best BBQ chicken on the grill using this sauce.

Bottle of Hot Sauce


  • 1/2 gallon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 oz. Black Pepper
  • 2 oz. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 oz. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Directions: Mix ingredients in pot on stove, and bring to a slow boil for a few minutes over a medium-low temperature. Store and enjoy.

We normally use the empty half gallon bottle of vinegar to store our sauce, but you can get fancy with it! If you want to use the label we made up for my brother-in-law (who we tease about his communist leanings), here’s our “Comrade Like Spicy” label as a PDF download. I cut the label out in vinyl on my Silhouette SD, but you can just print it and stick it on the bottle. I save all the specialty glass bottles we use for purposes just like this! The label uses the awesome font, “Kremlin” by Vic Fieger.

Comrade Like Spicy

Food Stylings

My pal Melitssa took these pictures at a party last Thursday night. They are so cool (especially the owl); I had to share.

Fresh Garden Salsa

This is the second recipe received from my sister this weekend!

This Light Salsa is the Topping for the Cornmeal Dusted Salmon, but also makes a great appetizer or snack on a hot summer day.

The Recipe