Jalapeño Lemonade

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Tart, sweet, and spicy.

This lemonade recipe refreshes in more ways than one. The mild to medium heat from the jalapeño hits the spot with the fresh tang from the lemons. It’s a terrific summer-time refresher, perfect for parties or just a relaxing afternoon.

And yes, we know what you’re thinking, it’s also a great mixer with vodka. This is the kind of recipe that everyone in the family can enjoy. 

Jalapeño Lemonade

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 gallon water
  • 12 lemons
  • 5 jalapeño peppers seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Squeeze the lemons (strain out seeds) into a cup and set to the side.
  • In a pot, mix 2 cups of water with the sugar, bring to a boil, then simmer.
  • Add the jalapeños and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Near the end of the simmering, add the cinnamon and stir.
  • Remove the chopped jalapeños from the sugar water.
  • Stir the jalapeño sugar water and the lemon juice into the gallon of water, stir or shake thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour prior to serving.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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