But today’s mocktail recipe screams summer. This jalapeno lemon-lime drink is the ideal sipper on a hot, sunny afternoon outside.
How to Make Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktails
You can easily shake up a big batch of these sunny drinks for a party or to store in the fridge for a quick thirst-quencher.
Here’s what you need to make these summery mocktails:
Freshly squeezed lemon juice. You’ll need about 3-4 lemons for two mocktails. Choose soft, juicy lemons that have some give when you squeeze them.
Freshly squeezed lime juice. Two limes should do the trick for two drinks.
Agave syrup. You can also use another liquid sweetener, such as honey, bee-free honey or even maple syrup, though maple will add its own flavor to the drink. Check out this guide to The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes if you’d like to reduce the sugar in the drink without sacrificing flavor.
Fresh jalapeños. If you’d like to tamper the heat a bit in your mocktails, you can remove the seeds from the peppers.
I like to give these drinks an elegant presentation.
You can rim your glasses with salt or sugar if you like. But at the very least, I like to add a garnish of fresh lime, sliced jalapeños, and mint.
You can turn this virgin jalapeno lemon-lime mocktail recipe into an adult beverage by adding a shot of clear tequila per serving. It will taste like a spicy margarita.
You can make a big pitcher of this fiery drink and store it in the fridge for up to one week.
Summery Recipes to Serve with Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktails
1/2cupfreshly squeezed lemon juice (That's about 3-4 lemons!)
1/4cupfreshly squeezed lime juice (That's about 2 limes!)
Fresh mint leaves
In a bowl, add together the sliced jalapeños, lemon, + lime juices, mulling (crushing) everything until jalapeños are fully broke down. Add in the water and Agave and stir until combined. Set aside.
To serve: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill the glass with the mocktail mixture (including broken jalapeños) about 3/4 full, then add in the sliced lemons and lime wedges, and mint leaves inside the glasses as garnish, if desired. Repeat for every serving.
Sip and Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. SWEETENER: Instead of Agave, you can always use pure cane sugar or maple syrup to sweeten.