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2 glasses of jalapeno lemonade with blue and white stripped straws and the picther in the background

Jalapeno Lemonade

  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Jalapeno Lemonade is the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a little kick at the end. It is a refreshing summer lemonade that everyone will love!



Lemon Simple Syrup

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Peel of 1 Lemon

Jalapeno Lemonade

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Lemon Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cups Lemon Juice (8 Lemons)
  • 1 Large Jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • Lemon Slices, Jalapeno Slices, and mint to garnish


Lemon Simple Syrup

  1. To a large saucepan add in the sugar, water, and juice of 1 lemon and lemon peel. Turn to medium-high heat and bring to a low boil.
  2. Once at a low boil, turn to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes until the syrup has reduced and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour into a mason jar and let come to room temp before using it in this recipe.
  4. With a vegetable peeler (affiliate link), peel the yellow rind off 1 lemon. Be careful not to get the white rind, just the yellow.

Jalapeno Lemonade

  1. Freshly squeeze the juice of 8 lemons (about 2 cups) into a pitcher.
  2. Thinly slice a jalapeno and add to pitcher.
  3. Add in 1 cup of the freshly made lemon simple syrup (that is at room temp or cold) to a large pitcher. Stir very well.
  4. Add in a couple of handfuls of ice. Stir very well.
  5. Add in cold water to fill up the rest of the pitcher and stir with a wooden spoon very well. 
  6. Garnish with lemon wedges and sliced jalapeno for an extra kick!

Make it A Cocktail!

  1. Add ice to a large tall glass. 
  2. Add in 1 shot of Vodka (we are Tito's fans).
  3. Fill the glass 3/4 full with Jalapeno Lemonade and top the rest off with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedges and extra jalapeno slices for an extra kick. Enjoy!


  • To store simple syrup, keep in a sealed mason jar in the fridge for a couple of weeks. This lemon simple syrup would be delicious in other summer cocktails like a vodka soda with a splash of this and a lemon wedge.
  • If you like a sweeter lemonade you can more simple syrup.
  • If you want more kick, add more jalapeno slices.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 glass
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 28.7 g
  • Sodium: 6.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Jalapeno Lemonade

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