🌶️🍯Dragon’s Breath Fermented Chili Honey recipe!🌶️🍯

It sounds silly, but Summer Solstice is when I start to make medicine for the Fall and Winter.

I like to harness and preserve the power of the Sun when it’s at its peak, and make plant medicine to warm up during the cold, darker parts of the year, when the days are short and the nights grow longer.

Fermented honey is one of my favorite simple acts of plant medicine and magick. (I also do garlic, turmeric, ginger, etc…stay tuned, I’ll post about those soon!)

I use this particular fermented chili honey to help break up sinus and chest congestion when I feel like I’m getting a cold or flu. I make it with good, raw local honey, which is packed with healing juju—and bee spirit magic. I also imbue it with red, fire dragon energy—heat, strength, and good fortune.

🌶️🌶️Dragon’s Breath Fermented Chili Honey🌶️🌶️
Raw honey
Fresh red chilis, like Fresno or bird’s eye
1 mason jar
Cheesecloth or a fermentation lid

  1. Wash and dry the chilis.
  2. Roughly chop them up.
  3. Put them in your mason jar until it’s about halfway full.
  4. Pour in the honey, leaving about 1 inch head room at the top.
  5. Cover with cheesecloth or a fermentation lid (it will give off gas as it ferments, so you need to let that gas escape or your jar might burst).
  6. Leave in a dark place, stirring once or twice a day.
  7. Over time, your honey will start to bubble. Keep stirring daily. The honey will get thinner (the peppers will release their water into the honey), and the chilis will kind of wilt. Every ferment is different. It will likely take a few weeks before the bubbling subsides. Taste it often to see how the flavor is developing!
  8. When it seems done, put a regular lid on it and store it in a cool, dark place, and check on it every once in a while to make sure that it has not started to ferment again. You don’t need to strain it, and can use both the honey and chilis when you serve it.
  9. If you get to a point where you LOVE the flavor, stick the jar in the fridge to halt fermentation.
  10. The honey will get thicker and should crystallize over time from the cold. It’s still fine to use, and should liquify again when it reaches room temperature.

How to use Dragon’s Breath Fermented Chili Honey

I take spoonfuls like cough medicine, and also stir it into hot black tea.

It’s also amazing drizzled on fish and chicken. You can use it in any kind of vinaigrette where you want that sweet heat. Or add it to marinades.

Have you ever made fermented honey?

What do you like to use?

Drop me a comment 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻let me know! 🙏🏻