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A hand adding sliced jalapenos to a pot

Jalapeno Simple Syrup

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: ~ 1 cup
  • Category: Jalapeno Syrup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Why yes, spicy jalapeno simple syrup is just the cocktail ingredient you’ve been looking for! You need just 2 ingredients to make this fantastically easy and wonderfully delicious spicy simple syrup. You could even turn up the volume and make habanero syrup because it’s equally delicious!



  • 5 jalapeno peppers (or 2 habaneros)
  • 1 cup cane or white sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Prepare your peppers: Remove the stems and slice the peppers into coins.
  2. Add to a small pot with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes on LOW heat.
  4. If you simmer this at a higher heat, more water will evaporate and the syrup will reduce making a thicker, more concentrated syrup.
  5. After 10-15 minutes have passed, pour the mixture through a small sieve or strainer to separate the jalapenos. 
  6. Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.
  7. Add to any cocktail you wish to spice up!


** Serrano peppers, or really any peppers can be used in this recipe. For jalapenos, we found 5 peppers were needed to create enough spice but this may vary based on the type of pepper you’re working with.

** Use caution as hot simple syrup is very hot and can stick to your fingers.

Keywords: Jalapeno Simple Syrup