Poor Vida Hot Sauce – Tropical Thai
White Wine Vinegar, Yellow Bell Peppers, Water, Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Pear, Thai Chili Peppers, Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Coconut Oil, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Xanthan Gum
I knew 2 things when I was kicking around ideas to make the third Poor Vida Hot Sauce. It had to have a significant color difference that the other 2, and it had to have some sort of theme to it. I had toyed with the idea of doing all “drink” flavors… Cherry Limeade, Pina Colada maybe? Pomegranate Ghost wasn’t a drink theme though, but I did like the idea of pineapple and coconut. I had some yellow chilis on hand, but they had next to no heat. I did have some Thai Chili Peppers though, and even though they weren’t quite yellow (more orangish and green), I would only need a small amount because they are HOT. So I dove into making something like a pina colada. I swapped out the olive oil for coconut oil, threw in some fresh pineapple, and we were nearly there. I decided not to call it pina colada, and lean into the Thai Chilis a bit more, and I love alliteration… lol. Tropical Thai just needed a bit more fruit, so a bit of apple juice and orange juice, and a new themed hot sauce was created.