Poor Vida Hot Sauce – Tropical Thai
White Wine Vinegar, Yellow Chili Peppers, Water, Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Pear, Yellow 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.