Scotch Bonnet Orange Hot Sauce

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This scotch bonnet orange hot sauce is an incredibly quick and easy hot sauce full of fruity flavor and big heat. Try a few dashes in a fruit salad or add to an orange glaze to give some fire to your desserts. You can even drizzle it over ice cream (or use it in a homemade orange sorbet) for a fiery kick. But my favorite is to bring life to meats like chicken or duck. Keep it to a little drizzle—you’ll love the citrusy bite.

Scotch bonnet orange sauce
Scotch bonnet orange hot sauce

For the best result, freshly squeeze your orange juice. If that’s not an option, you can use orange juice from a carton, but opt for “not from concentrate” for the best overall flavor. This is a fresh sauce with very little salt and sugar so it will not store well. This recipe will be good for four servings which can be used up quickly or saved in the refrigerator for a few days.

One final note: Please use scotch bonnets with caution. You will want to wear gloves and dispose of the seeds and pith very carefully. And know how best to treat chili burn just in case.

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Scotch bonnet orange sauce

Scotch Bonnet Orange Hot Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1 cup orange juice freshly squeezed works best
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a small pan over medium heat, add all the ingredients.
  • Bring the mix to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the scotch bonnet from the sauce and allow the sauce to cool to room temperature before using.


As this is a simple fresh hot sauce with no canning involved, it’s best to use this sauce immediately. It will keep, covered, for a few days in the refrigerator so you can plan a little in advance. 


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 583mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 27, 2024 to include new content.
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