Popular Charleston-owned Red Clay Hot Sauce kicks off the summer heat with its new Spicy Cocktail Sauce.

The new sauce can be used to heat up the summer seafood dishes you’ll munch on at barbecues, boils, parties or a nice night on the water.

“As our Red Clay sauces and spices gain more traction in the South and beyond, our mission at Red Clay is still the same: to take classic, Southern condiments and elevate them with Chef Geoff’s culinary expertise for every foodie’s and home cook’s kitchen,” said Co-Founder & CEO Molly Fienning.

“The Spicy Cocktail Sauce is a perfect example of how Red Clay can bring to market a new, elevated version of something nostalgic and relatable. With our Spicy Cocktail Sauce, we’re staying true to our Charleston, seafood-focused roots and leveling up the old standard with spice, premium ingredients, and a more delicious, complex flavor profile.”

A blend of fresh tomatoes, horseradish, Dijon, Pequin chili pepper flakes, sumac, fennel seeds, lemongrass, ginger and a splash of sherry vinegar bring a balance of acid, savory and heat. 

The new sauce is available online at for $15 for a 10.5-ounce bottle. It will be available at retail stores in the coming months.

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