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How to Make Jalapeno Infused Vodka


posted: 02/16/18

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Jalapeño Infused Vodka is such an easy recipe to make and puts such a fun spin on cocktails.

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Vodka is such a versatile base to start with since it absorbs flavors beautifully and infusing it with various flavors adds a great twist to regular cocktails.

How to Make Jalapeno Infused Vodka

  1. Simply add one sliced jalapeño pepper to a cup of  vodka.
  2. Glass jars with tight lids work best for infusing vodka. Once you’ve combined your jalepeno with your vodka, screw the lid on tight and give it a good shake.
  3. Allow the flavors to really marinate together. The longer you let sit, the stronger it’ll taste. I recommend letting it infuse for 8 to 24 hours.
  4. For a milder flavor, let it sit for about an hour.
  5. Once you’ve achieved your desired flavor you can strain the vodka with a mesh strainer and a funnel.
  6. Add to any number of delicious cocktail recipes.
a mason jar full of jalapeno infused vodka

Recipes to Use Jalapeno Infused Vodka

Putting a jalapeño spin on so many different cocktails is a great idea. Here are some of our favorites.

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Jalapeno Infused Vodka

Serves: 8 ounces
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Jalapeño Infused Vodka is easy to make and makes for fun twists on classic cocktails!


  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 cup vodka


  • To make the Jalapeño Vodka, combine the sliced jalapeño and the vodka in a jar and shake. Allow to sit for 8 to 24 hours. The longer it sits the stronger it will get. If you want just a hint of jalapeño, just let sit for an hour.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
a mason jar full of jalapeno infused vodka

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  1. Alison says

    If I wanted to give the Jalapeño vodka as a Christmas gift to friends, how long would it last in the bottle I gave to them in?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would have to try it to give you a solid answer. That being said, if I were doing this, I would slice up at least six jalapeños for a jar of vodka. Then I would let it sit for at least 24 hours. And then I would remove all of the jalapeños and filter the vodka with a cheese cloth. Doing all that, I would suggest that they store the vodka in the freezer and it should be good to go.

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