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My chili pepper #simplesyrup will kick up your #Cocktails a little! | Take Two Tapas #Jalapeno

Chili Pepper Simple Syrup

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Quite a few cocktails use a sweet and sour mix or even a simple syrup. Kick it up with my chili pepper simple syrup made with jalapeno and serrano peppers.



1 cup sugar

1 cup water

3 jalapeno peppers (sliced thin)

2 serrano peppers (sliced thin)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice (feel free to use lime or any other citrus)


Put water and sugar in a small saucepan.

Heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.

When sugar dissolved, add salt, sliced chili peppers, and lemon juice.

Remove from heat.

Steep for 10 minutes.

Pour all contents into blender and pulse until everything is all pureed nicely.

If you like your syrup smooth, you can strain your syrup through a sieve.

If you like a little texture, just put straight into your storage container, preferably glass, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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  • Category: Cocktail, Condiments
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: simple syrup, jalapeƱo, cocktails, spicy