I have several friends that are from Hawaii that introduced me to Fire Water about 25 years ago. I typically make this using fresh Thai Chiles and if I can get them Hawaiian Chiles. Since I was lucky enough to receive a bag full of dehydrated Habanero peppers I thought I'd experiment a little and see how it goes. The recipe is very basic and simple. I typically make a double batch as that fills a quart mason jar. my friends make theirs in empty condiment squeeze bottles. So here is the single batch recipe:
8-16 fresh Hawaiian Chile peppers sliced (I substituted 16 or so of the dried habaneros)
2 cloves garlic sliced
2 tsp rice vinegar (I substituted plain vinegar)
2 tsp Hawaiian salt ( I substituted kosher and added about a 1/2 tsp more)
2 cups hot, but not boiling water
Put the peppers garlic salt and vinegar in the jar. Muddle together with the fat end of a chop stick or similar item. Add water cover and set on counter overnight. Put in fridge the next day. Use on everything!
Originally I was only going to do one batch, but after taking this I photo I decided to do the full two batch. So I added more ingrediants.
Still just a single batch
Muddled and ready to work some magic on the counter! (UPDATE: its been sitting there for an hour now, and it's already taking on the color of the hab's and the hab's are starting to sink!!!) I hope it's as good as normal fire water!!!