Go Back
+ servings
jalapeno simple syrup for cocktails

Jalapeno Simple Syrup

Make this jalapeno simple syrup with just 3 ingredients. It's perfect for making all of your favorite cocktails like spicy margaritas and more.
Print Pin
Keyword: jalapeno simple syrup, jalapeno syrup, jalapeno cocktail syrup, jalapeno syrup recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 782kcal


  • 2 jalapeños sliced into coins
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar substitute for brown sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Slice the jalapeño peppers into coins, leaving the seeds in.
  • In a pot over medium high heat, add the water, sugar and jalapeño slices.
  • Bring everything to a boil without stirring. The sugar should dissolve completely into the water.
  • Immediately reduce the heat to medium low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. The syrup continues to thicken as it cools.
  • Strain the jalapeños out of the syrup for a milder version of this recipe. Otherwise leave them in if you like heat.
  • Cool completely before storing and mix into all of your favorite cocktails or mocktails.


  • Store completely cooled jalapeno simple syrup in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Mason jars work really well.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the jalapeño slices and seeds from the syrup if you like it mild.
  • Do not stir the sugar and water. However, if the sugar begins to crystalize around the sides of the pan, run a wooden spoon around the sides to break up the crystallization.


Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 202g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 201g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg