Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail

May 21, 2021
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Make a bright, sweet, and spicy mocktail that's perfect for summer with this Jalapeño Lemon-Lime treat.

Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail

This Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail is bright, citrusy, spicy and very refreshing. It's the perfect alcohol-free drink to serve all summer long.

Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail next to a halved lime.

I love a good fruity drink recipe. And no matter the season, you can whip up a delicious and refreshing beverage with whatever is in season.

In the fall, I love this Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink. During the spring, there's nothing like a Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail. And in the winter, Healthy Blood Orange Kiwi Drink.

But today's mocktail recipe screams summer. This jalapeno lemon-lime drink is the ideal sipper on a hot, sunny afternoon outside.

Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail filled with lemon, lime, jalapeno, and rosemary.

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.

Two glasses of Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail.

Serving Suggestions

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.

Two glass of Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail with a halved lime.

Adding Alcohol

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.

Person squeezing a citrus fruit into a Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail.

Summery Recipes to Serve with Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktails


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Person squeezing a citrus fruit into a Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail.

Jalapeno Lemon-Lime Mocktail

May 21, 2021
4.20 from 5 votes
Make a bright, sweet, and spicy mocktail that's perfect for summer with this Jalapeño Lemon-Lime treat.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice  (That's about 4 lemons!)
  • ½ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice  (That's about 5-6 limes!)
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • ½ cup Agave syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ginger beer, for topping


  • Crushed ice
  • Chopped jalapeños
  • Lemon slices
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, optional


  • In a bowl, add the chopped jalapeños along with the lemon and lime juices, mulling (crushing) it together until jalapeños are mostly broken down. Add the water and Agave and stir until combined. Add a pinch of sea salt for heightened flavor. NOTE: Add additional sweetener if needed.
  • ASSEMBLY: For each drink, fill an 4-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ½ cup of the mocktail mixture. Garnish with sliced lemons, chopped jalapeños, and lime wedges, and top with ginger beer until filled completely. Add a rosemary sprig, if desired.
  • 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 maple syrup or create a simple syrup by boiling water with organic cane sugar to sweeten.
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can make the mocktail mixture up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container. The day off, simply slice/chop fruit and assemble.
  • SERVING: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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