Ginger-Habanero Syrup

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.

It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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6 ounces Simple Syrup, heated
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 halved and seeded habanero chile


In a heatproof bowl, combine the hot Simple Syrup with the ginger and the habanero chile. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain into an airtight container and let cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe by Adam Seger, via