Cucumber Jalapeño Martini

Refreshing with a surprising spicy twist…

You could simply create a refreshing cucumber martini, but why on earth stop there if you’re a spicy food fan? Add in a layer of heat by muddling fresh jalapeño pepper with the cucumber. It adds a surprising spice to this refreshing cocktail that you and your guests no doubt will enjoy.

If you’re an “all-in” spice kind of person, you could also opt for serrano pepper here. Serranos have a comparable bright, fresh flavor as the jalapeño, but they’re typically double the heat. 

Cucumber Jalapeno Martini

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper chopped, or 3 to 4 jalapeño rings
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber chopped
  • 5 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • 1 ounce cucumber syrup
  • Cucumber slices as garnish
  • Jalapeño rings as garnish


  • Place the jalapeño and cucumber in the bottom of a shaker and muddle the two.
  • Top with ice, then pour in the cucumber syrup and vodka of choice.
  • Shake well, then top the cocktail with 2 counts of soda.
  • Strain the cocktail into a martini glass, then garnish with cucumber slices or jalapeño rings.
  • Serve.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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