Why we love this jalapeño simple syrup
Simply swap out any regular simple syrup for this one and you’ve got a spicy cocktail.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Jalapeño – You want to use fresh jalapeños for this recipe. If you want the syrup to be flavorful but not super spicy, be sure to seed the peppers before adding them to the syrup.
How to make jalapeno simple syrup
Make your syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir as needed to speed the process up.
Steep the peppers. Remove the pan from heat and add the jalapeno peppers. Allow the syrup to cool until it has reached room temperature.
The longer you let the peppers soak in the syrup, the more pronounced the flavor will become – and in this case, the spicier the syrup will get. I normally let the peppers stay in the jar overnight.
Strain and store. After your desired resting period, remove the jalapeños. Then, transfer to an airtight container or bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
Everything you need to know about jalapeño simple syrup
You will want to refrigerate your jalapeno simple syrup to prevent bacteria growth and keep the flavor fresh.
Homemade simple syrup will last between 2 – 4 weeks when stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Simple syrup is much more easily incorporated into other liquids than a granulated sugar that will need to dissolve. Using a simple syrup also allows for many different flavors to be infused into your cocktail as well.
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- ½ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 medium jalapeño, sliced
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the pepper slices to the syrup and allow it to steep for a minimum of 1 hour (ideally overnight). Strain into an airtight container.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixer
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 ounce
- Calories: 69
- Sugar: 17.3 g
- Sodium: 1.4 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 17.6 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Melissa Belanger
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