Jalapeño Orangeade Recipe

Jalapeño Orangeade Recipe
Alexandra Grablewski

Citrus tang gets a kick of jalapeño spice in this fresh, warm-weather-ready muddled cocktail. 

Ingredients

  • 4 orange wedges, plus wheel for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño, plus slice for garnish
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce water
  • 1 ½ ounces citrus vodka
  • Ice

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedges with the chopped jalapeño, lemon juice, simple syrup, and water.

Add the vodka and top with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with the orange wheel and jalapeño slice.

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.