Honey Sriracha Sauce

This Honey Sriracha Sauce combines the mellow sweetness of honey with the fiery kick of sriracha sauce, enhanced by garlic and a hint of tang from rice vinegar, in an Asian-inspired mix of sweet and spicy flavors.

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With 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes on hand, making this honey sriracha is quick, easy, and tastes amazing!

Best Homemade Honey Sriracha

I love spicy sauces, especially for dipping, and this has to be one of my favorites. Don’t be shy to use this sauce as a glaze for Crispy Cornstarch Chicken Wings, a marinade for grilled meats, or as a Stir-fry Sauce for Veggies.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions for Honey Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha sauce: Sriracha is very spicy, so if you prefer a milder version, you can reduce the amount of sriracha or choose a mild hot sauce as a substitute.

Honey: You can use other natural sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar, or even any kind of sugar variant you want.

Rice vinegar: Replace it with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. I’ve even used brown vinegar on occasion, and the result has been just as delicious.

Soy sauce: Regular soy sauce or low-sodium soy sauce both work well in this recipe. If you need a gluten-free option, use tamari sauce or a gluten-free soy sauce alternative.

Garlic: You can use garlic powder or garlic paste if you’ve run out of fresh garlic, adjusting the quantity to taste.

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Ginger (optional): While not listed in the original recipe, fresh minced ginger can add a delightful, aromatic, warming dimension to the sauce. Add about a teaspoon of minced ginger for a noticeable ginger kick.

Sesame oil (optional): Some variations of Honey Sriracha Sauce include sesame oil for extra depth of flavor. It’s optional, and you can omit it if you prefer a simpler sauce or don’t have it on hand.

Cornstarch (optional, for thickening): If you desire a thicker sauce, you can mix a slurry of cornstarch and water and add it to the sauce while gently heating it. This will thicken the sauce to your desired consistency.

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How to make Honey Sriracha Sauce

This sweet sriracha sauce couldn’t be easier to make. Simply prepare the garlic, and mix everything together – that’s pretty much it!

Step 1: Prepare Ingredients
Measure out the sriracha sauce, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and mince the garlic cloves.

Step 2: Mix Ingredients
In a small mixing bowl, combine the sriracha sauce, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and minced garlic, and whisk or stir well.

Step 3: Taste and Adjust
Taste the sauce, and add more sriracha for extra heat or more honey for extra sweetness.

Storage and Uses

Store the Honey Sriracha Sauce in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks. Stir or shake the jar before use, to recombine the ingredients and loosen the sauce if it has thickened up.

Use the sauce as a marinade, glaze, dipping sauce, or condiment to enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes.

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Honey Sriracha Sauce FAQs

Can I store the sauce at room temperature?

It’s best to store the sauce in the refrigerator to prolong its shelf life. Storing it at room temperature for extended periods may cause it to spoil.

What dishes can I use this sauce with?

Honey Sriracha Sauce is versatile and can be used as a marinade, glaze, dipping sauce, or condiment for dishes like chicken wings, grilled meats, stir-fried vegetables, and more.

How can I make the sauce thicker?

If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add a small amount of cornstarch. Mix a teaspoon of cornstarch with a teaspoon of water to create a slurry, then stir it into the sauce while gently heating it on the stove until it thickens to your liking.

homemade honey sriracha sauce

Honey Sriracha Sauce

This Honey Sriracha Sauce is sweet, fiery, and slightly tangy, and only takes 5 ingredients, and a few minutes to make!
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: honey sriracha sauce, sriracha honey sauce, sweet sriracha sauce


  • 4 Tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the sriracha sauce, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and minced garlic.
  • Use a spoon or whisk to thoroughly stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the sriracha sauce quantity if you want it spicier or sweeter.

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