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Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail

5 from 1 vote
Total Time: 1 hr

This Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail is tart, slightly sweet, and super refreshing. It only requires 6 simple ingredients, and it’s easy to stir together (no need for a cocktail shaker!). Comes complete with a delicious jalapeno simple syrup recipe.

Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail

This Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail is a fun twist on a classic margarita. And it is the perfect margarita mocktail for an alcohol free happy hour, Cinco de Mayo, or summer entertaining.

Glasses full of a delicious margarita mocktail

What Is In A Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail

  • Limeade: This is the main ingredient in the recipe so make sure it tastes good to you! You can use bottled, powdered, sugar free, etc. If you need more lime flavor you can always add a squeeze of lime.
  • Tonic Water: You can also use club soda or mineral water.
  • Orange Juice: Any kind works, bottled, concentrate, or freshly squeezed.
  • Jalapeno Simple Syrup: A recipe for this is included below! All you need is water, sugar, and a sliced jalapeno.
Ingredients needed, Jalapeno simple syrup, orange juice, limeade, tonic water, lime slices, and jalapeno slices.

Pour and Stir

All it takes is pouring everything together and stirring, that easy! I like to pour it over ice but you can always chill the ingredients ahead of time. To your glass add the jalapeno simple syrup, orange juice, limeade, and tonic water. Give that a good stir and garnish with a lime slice and jalapeno slices.

How To Make Your Own Jalapeno Simple Syrup

This Jalapeno Simple Syrup is super quick and easy to make on your own. I used two sliced jalapenos and it was the right about of spice. You can always use more or less in this syrup depending on your spice tolerance.

  1. Place sugar, water, jalapeno slices in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat, allow it to come to room temperature.
  3. Sieve out the jalapeno slices and pour into a glass container.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to three months.
Margarita mocktail garnished with lime slices and jalapeno slices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How spicy is this Margarita Mocktail? The spice comes from the Jalapeno Simple Syrup. Because the syrup has water and sugar it really cuts down the spice. I like to tell people it has heat and a touch of spice that lingers in your mouth, but it is not overwhelming.

Can I add alcohol to this? Yes you can. Margaritas typically have Tequila in them. Feel free to add a splash or two to this recipe.

What else can I use the Jalapeno Simple Syrup for? Theoretically you can sub out any simple syrup for this one. It tastes great in my Watermelon Lime Slush and Creamy Mango Lemonade.

2 Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktails ready for sipping.

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Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktails

Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail is tart, slightly sweet, and super refreshing. It only requires 6 simple ingredients, and it's easy to stir together (no need for a cocktail shaker!). Comes complete with a delicious jalapeno simple syrup recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Jalapeno Simple Syrup 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Beverage
Servings 2
Calories 153 kcal


Jalapeno Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granular sugar
  • 1-2 jalapeno pepper; sliced and seeds removed

Margarita Mocktail

  • 8 ounces limeade
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces jalapeno simple syrup


Jalapeno Simple Syrup

  • To a saucepan, add the water, granular sugar, and jalapeno slices. Simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Allow mixture to stand until room temperature.
  • Sieve the jalapenos from the simple syrup into a glass jar or bottle. Store in the refrigerator.

Margarita Mocktail

  • To a glass add ice, limeade, tonic water, orange juice, and jalapeno simple syrup.
  • Stir gently to combine and garnish with lime and jalapeno slices.



Storing Information:
  • Jalapeno Simple Syrup should be stored in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to three months.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on April 15th, 2022

1 thought on “Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! These spicy margarita mocktails are so delicious and refreshing — and so easy to make too! I mixed them up while I was making grilled cheese for my kids. That’s how easy they are to make! I think I’ve found my official drink of the summer.


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