The-Brooklyn-Salsa-Company

Brooklyn has become a hot spot for sweaty hipsters with an appetite. Trendy new restaurants have popped up in Williamsburg with one word names that, for some odd reason, don’t start with a capital letter, and plenty of food products have made their way out of the New York City borough as well. One company that has caught our eye in this cuffed skinny jeans mess is The Brooklyn Salsa Company. Not only do they churn out interesting salsa flavors like Curry and Tropical, but they do so in an eco-conscious way (but you probably figured that out when we said they were from Brooklyn). Oh, and they taste really good.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.