Chile "Petin" Vinegar

Courtesy of Jesse Griffiths. Makes just under 2 cups.

Super easy

Chile "Petin" Vinegar


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 1/2 cups white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped chile pequin peppers
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons vodka

Chile "Petin" Vinegar Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or cruet and age for a couple of weeks before using.

Recipe notes

This condiment is ubiquitous in older households anywhere south of I-10, and is used to dress just about everything, but especially cooked greens. The addition of vodka is a micro-regional variation. Chile pequin is commonly referred to as “chile petin,” a mishmash probably derived from “chiltepin,” the native wild chile of the region.

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