Hot Sauce and Recipes by William Miller

Kin Centre · Friday, June 9, 1 pm to 8 pm · Saturday, June 10, 10 am to 6 pm · Sunday, June 11, 10 am to 4 pm

toptaste_vents.jpgAs the first hints of summer beckon from Prince George's verdant canopy, the city begins to buzz with palpable anticipation. Not for a mere seasonal shift but for something far spicier—the star-studded BC Gourmet Arts Festival. And this year, there's an intoxicating heatwave sweeping in from our very own Spruce City Elixirs, guaranteed to set the culinary stage ablaze.

birch_boar.pngCrafted with love, passion, and a dash of local charm, Spruce City Elixirs is a testament to friendship and the fiery pursuit of flavour. Four friends—William Miller, Andrew Sunstrum, Eoin Foley, and Garrett Fedorkiw—have poured their hearts into each bottle, transforming the humble hot sauce into an edible art form.

Leading the way is our premier blend, the Haunted Peach hot sauce. Don't let the name spook you; the Haunted Peach is a harmonious symphony of tangy, sweet, and sour notes with a ghostly whisper of heat. It's a signature blend that embodies the wild spirit of British Columbia, with succulent Okanagan peaches and fiery ghost peppers as the star performers.

This hot sauce isn't just food; it's an experience. Picture it: you're at a backyard barbecue, the sun beaming overhead, the smell of sizzling meats wafting through the air. You take a bite of grilled chicken, and suddenly your taste buds are caught in a spectral dance of sweetness and spice. That's the haunted peach effect.

This summer, we are thrilled to announce that the Haunted Peach has been selected as a featured ingredient in the upcoming Top Taste Challenge at the BC Gourmet Arts Festival on June 11th. As we prepare to introduce our culinary creation to the region's finest chefs, we can't help but feel a rush of excitement. How will they capture the unique essence of Haunted Peach in their masterpieces? The anticipation is as intoxicating as the sauce itself!

To celebrate this thrilling journey, we wanted to share a couple of our favourite recipes that best showcase the versatility of our Haunted Peach hot sauce. From backyard barbecues to Sunday brunches, these dishes promise to add a dash of summer to any occasion.

Haunted Peach BBQ Chicken Thighs


  •     8 Boneless skin onchicken thighs
  •     1/2 cup Haunted Peach Hot Sauce
  •     1/4 cup honey
  •     Fresh rosemary, chopped
  •     Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
In a bowl, combine Haunted Peach Hot Sauce, honey, and chopped rosemary. Mix well.
Brush the mixture generously on both sides of the chicken thighs.
Grill the chicken thighs, turning occasionally, until nicely charred and cooked through.
Serve with a side salad and extra Haunted Peach Hot Sauce for dipping.
Haunted Peach, Ginger, and Molasses Brushed Pork Chops


  •     4 pork chops
  •     1/3 cup Haunted Peach Hot Sauce
  •     2 tbsp molasses
  •     1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  •     Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
In a bowl, combine Haunted Peach Hot Sauce, molasses, and fresh ginger. Stir well.
Generously brush the mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.
Grill the pork chops, turning occasionally, until they have a nice char
and are cooked to your liking.
 Serve with grilled veggies and extra Haunted Peach Hot Sauce for an added kick.

The beauty of Haunted Peach lies not only in its unique blend of flavours but also in its adaptability. It brings a delectable edge to BBQ chicken thighs, lends a daring twist to pork chops, and transforms a simple dish into an adventurous culinary delight.

As the festival approaches, we're filled with anticipation and a sense of joy that's as radiant as a summer day in Prince George. It's about celebrating food, community, and for us the passion that goes into each bottle of Spruce City Elixirs.

So, mark your calendars for June 11th, fire up your grills, and get ready to taste the spirit of summer. Whether you're a seasoned chef competing in the Top Taste Challenge or a home cook firing up the grill, we hope our Haunted Peach hot sauce will be a part of your unforgettable culinary journey.

Spruce City Elixirs is here to spice up your summer, one tantalizing drop at a time. Get ready, Prince George; it's time to taste the heat! For more information on this and more sauces from Spruce city Elixirs.