Carolina Sauce Company is pleased to announce that we now offer Gator Hammock sauces and seasonings on our online store! These award-winning hot sauces and seasonings are made in Florida from all-natural ingredients including aged cayenne peppers and no MSG or other artificial ingredients, so you get pure, clean peppery flavor in every bottle and jar.
The original Gator Hammock Gator Sauce was released in 1989 and is a classic cayenne pepper sauce with a vinegar base with a touch of garlic and other spices for a fuller flavor than your average one-dimensional grocery store hot sauce. Gator Sauce is the table sauce of choice for people who like to add a splash of heat to most dishes, from scrambled eggs and hash browns for breakfast, to sandwiches, pizza or soups for lunch, and pretty much any dinner entree from meats to pasta to beans & rice, vegetable side dishes, casseroles and other savory meals.
For folks who prefer a spicier, hotter flavor there's Gator Hammock Swamp Gator Hot Sauce, which adds the fire and flavor of fresh habaneros, jalapenos and hammock peppers. Now, you might be asking, "What are hammock peppers?" That's an excellent question, and one which I've been pondering. A quick online search failed to turn up any answers, as the only references all pointed back to the ingredient lists of Gator Hammock sauces. Perhaps "hammock pepper" is the local name for a type of Florida hot pepper that's more widely known by a different name? If you know what a "hammock pepper" is, please leave a comment to let us know!
Gator Hammock Lethal Gator Hot Sauce, which starts off with the trademark base of vinegar, aged cayenne peppers and garlic, but then ratchets up the heat to seriously hot levels by adding enough habanero peppers and scotch bonnet peppers to get the attention of even the most jaded chilehead. Use Lethal Gator Hot Sauce with care on foods that are robust enough to handle the high heat, such as chili recipes, "suicide" Buffalo wings, and the like. The nice thing about Lethal Gator is that it actually tastes good, and the particular flavor notes of each type of hot pepper can be appreciated (that is, assuming you're an experienced fiery-foods fanatic who can pick out the subtleties of habaneros vs. scotch bonnets vs. cayennes and other hot chile peppers), for a satisfying flavor experience that isn't just about the blazing heat.
Gator Hammock Swamp Mustard is unique in that it has a split personality: It's both a hot sauce that happens to be made with mustard as the main ingredient, AND a pourable spicy mustard for all your mustard needs. It's also uniquely delicious: Tropical guava fruit is added for a natural, subtle fruit sweetness that complements the red cider vinegar and special secret blend of spices to spark up the flavors of anything you pour it on: Hamburgers, hot dogs, ham, sandwiches, kielbasa, veggies, etc. It's also quite good as a dipping sauce for pretzels or chicken nuggets or even jalapeno poppers, or mixed into prepared-salad recipes calling for mustard, in deviled eggs, and even as a glaze ingredient for baked ham.
Gator Hammock Gator Sprinkle, an all-purpose savory BBQ rub and seasoning with plenty of zesty garlic, a variety of peppers for layers of spicy flavor, and other secret spices. There's no sugar added to this dry rub, so it won't burn on the grill--and it's an excellent choice for low-carb and other sugar-restricted diets. Rub it on meat or chicken and let marinate before grilling for mouthwatering flavor. Sprinkle it on grilled vegetables, baked potatoes, fish, egg dishes and even fries or popcorn. It's also a great spice blend to mix into ground beef for flavorful, juicy burgers.
You can find all of these Gator Hammock products *on sale* at the Carolina Sauce Company online store.