Spicy Jalapeño Gimlet

Refreshing lime tang, with a subtle spice…

Want a delicious sipping cocktail that provides a little extra “somethin’ somethin'” to its drinking experience? Look no further than a spicy jalapeño gimlet. It’s refreshing, as a gimlet should be, with its fresh lime. But behind that lime is a little kick of jalapeño pepper that tickles the tastebuds. This is not an extreme cocktail  – think more subtle heat here – provided by jalapeño simple syrup.

You can purchase your own jalapeño simple syrup, or make your own (see our recipe here).

spicy jalapeno gimlet

Spicy Jalapeño Gimlet

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce jalapeño simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (approximately the juice from one lime)
  • Lime or jalapeño wheels for garnish


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the vodka, jalapeño simple syrup, and fresh lime juice.
  • Stir (don't shake) the cocktail, then strain the gimlet into a martini glass.
  • Garnish the gimlet with jalapeño wheels or lime slices/wheels.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content. It was originally published on June 24, 2018.