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Hot Honey

Hot Honey (Hot Honey Drizzle) is a sweet and spicy sauce for chicken, pizza, roasted vegetables, or cheese. If you like sweet and spicy flavors, you’ll love this versatile 3-ingredient sauce that is inexpensive and easy to make at home.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Sauce
Keyword: homemade sauce, honey, hot honey
Servings: 10
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3.00


  • Saucepan
  • Fine Mesh Strainer


  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes, more or less to taste


  • Combine honey, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When you start to see small bubbles rising from the bottom of the pan, move pan off heat.
  • Let the honey sit for 10 minutes. (Note: Set the timer for this. The honey needs this amount of time to become infused with the spice, but if it sits for much longer it will thicken and will be difficult to strain.)
  • Pour honey through a fine mesh strainer. (Discard red pepper flakes.)
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.


Red Pepper Flakes - If you’re hesitant about the spice level, start with 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes and make the recipes as written. Allow it to cool slightly and then taste. If you’d like the honey to be more spicy, you can repeat the process to heat the honey, adding some additional red pepper flakes.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg