Friday, August 23, 2013

What Do You Get When You Combine Blackberries, Chipotle & Balsamic Vinegar?

Sgt. Pepper's El Chipotle Balsamic Blackberry Hot Sauce
Have you ever wondered what you get when you combine blackberries, chipotle, and balsamic vinegar?

Nope, me neither.

When I learned that there's a hot sauce that relies on those three radically different ingredients as the basis for its recipe, my first thought was, "That's either audaciously brilliant or utterly disgusting."

Thank goodness that Sgt. Pepper's El Chipotle Balsamic Blackberry Hot Sauce is the former and not the latter.

Seductively sweet, bodaciously plump and lusciously juicy blackberries picked at the peak of ripeness provide a bright counterpoint to the mysteriously smoky, darkly earthy chipotles in adobo for an inspired symphony of flavors in this remarkable hot sauce. Aged balsamic vinegar not only adds a mellow tang but also supplies well-rounded, harmonious wood notes to balance the sweetness from the berries and brown sugar. Apple sauce provides hints of autumn while enriching the body and texture of this unique hot sauce. And amazingly, these very different and seemingly unrelated ingredients all come together brilliantly into a delightfully smoky-sweet, medium-spicy hot sauce that will make any food-lover or gourmand wax rhapsodic.

Buy Sgt. Pepper's El Chipotle Balsamic Blackberry Hot Sauce online from the Carolina Sauces online store (it's on sale now) and enjoy it on grilled chicken or pork, roast turkey breast, venison tenderloin, or even over plain cheesecake or mixed into cream cheese and served with Nilla Wafers or gingersnap cookies. Let your imagination run wild and your taste buds will rejoice in the experience!

Zestfully yours,


  1. G'day Gloria, I LOVE the combination of this sauce from afar, true!
    I can already see the wide variety of uses and how the sauce would enhance any dish too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. Howdy Joanne! If you're inspired to create a recipe with these highly-flavorful ingredients, please do share. It's certainly "different" as a combination, but in a good way :-)
      Zestfully yours,