Bottoms Up :: Jalapeño Vodka Lemonade

By Chanel Dror
Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail | Camille Styles

Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail | Camille Styles

Over the last two years, I’ve been working hard to build up my heat tolerance. Which means going out for Indian food at least once a week and ordering bottomless jalapeño lemonades at The Living Room, of course. In the process, I’ve acquired such a taste for everything fiery that I thought it due time I created my own version of my favorite cocktail in town. This one’s made by combining jalapeño-infused vodka with fresh squeezed lemonade, for the perfect sweet kick. Keep reading for the recipe – it’s perfect for enjoying on Cinco de Mayo and all summer long!

Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail | Camille Styles

Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail | Camille Styles

Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail


  • 2 cups jalapeño-infused vodka (recipe below)
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • jalapeño and lemon zest to garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in a pitcher and stir.
  2. Pour over ice, garnish.

Jalapeño-Infused Vodka


  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and sliced
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 750 ml bottle vodka


  1. Combine ingredients in an air-tight jar. Set aside and let infuse for 2 days.
  2. Strain and enjoy.

*recycled margarita glasses from Hayneedle.

Comments (18)

  1. auste says:

    Oh yum! Jalapeno Margaritas are one of my favorite summertime drinks – but this sounds equally amazing. Perfect for warm summer evenings on the front porch… Cheers!

  2. Quinn Cooper says:

    I like you love some spice, almost in every meal.
    So this cocktail is right up my alley. Can’t wait to try it at home!
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  3. AnnieD says:

    This is right up my alley- definitely making this!

  4. Leslie says:

    I have to say, I don’t have a high tolerance for spicy food. But more and more I find that I DO like spicy drinks! My favorite? A margarita with jalepeno, pineapple, and cilantro. You must try it!

    And Then The Doorbell Rang

    1. Chanel Dror says:

      Oooh that sounds good! Cilantro & spice make everything better, if you ask me 🙂

  5. Sarah | Sarah The Architect says:

    Very intriguing! I can’t wait to try it out.

  6. Jeanine Donofrio says:

    I love a spicy cocktail, yum! This one is going to happen real soon.

  7. Melissa says:

    Thanks for this inspiration! We made these for our party last night and they were a hit! Since we didn’t have time to infuse the vodka ourselves, we bought Stoli jalapeno vodka and it worked perfectly. The garnishes were time-consuming, but adorable.

    1. Chanel Dror says:

      Oh, I’m so glad to hear it! 😀

  8. Brenna says:

    I love the idea of a jalapeno lemonade! Sounds perfect for a Cinco De Mayo bash.

  9. Cocktail drinks with vodka says:

    Grey Goose vodka is one of the best options for jalapeño vodka lemonade.

  10. Toni says:

    Hi – do you have the conversion to make this for on serving instead of a pitcher? Thanks!

  11. Jim says:

    I’ve made this many times. Everyone loves it!

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