Spiced Vinegar (Vinagre/Pique)

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 72 Servings 1x


Our Spiced Vinegar (Vinagre/Pique) is prepared with our traditional hot chili peppers that are soaked in vinegar with herbs, spices and pineapple rinds for a delicious spicy hot sauce.



  • 5 Hot Chili Peppers (Ajíes Caballeros), stems removed and cut in halves
  • 15 Hot Chili Peppers (Ajíes Caballeros), stems removed
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon peppercorn (optional)
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks or 3 to 4 pineapple rinds (optional)
  • ½ cup white vinegar, according to your taste
  • ½ cup olive oil to 1 cup olive oil, according to your taste


  1. Rinse hot chili peppers.  Cut 5 hot chili peppers in halves.  Do not remove the seeds.
  2. In a glass jar, add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix all the ingredients until well blended.
  4. Cover glass jar with lid.
  5. Let stand for 7 to 10 days to reach full potency.
  6. Stir the spiced vinegar before using and drizzle small amounts over your favorite meals.


Remember the longer the spiced vinegar sits the hotter it will get.

  • Category: Condiments
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Spiced Vinegar (Vinagre/Pique)