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Homemade Jalapeno Vodka

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 bottle vodka 750 ml
  • 2 jalapeño peppers sliced into wheels (or lengthwise), seeds removed


  • Place the jalapeño wheels into a 750 ml bottle, mason jars (a handful in each jar), or another sealable beverage container.
  • Pour the vodka over the jalapeño peppers, then seal the bottle or jars.
  • Placed the sealed jars in a kitchen corner (out of direct sunlight)
  • Allow the vodka to sit at least overnight, but for best flavor let them sit sealed for 5 to 7 days.
  • Unseal jars, remove the jalapeño rings, then serve in your favorite Bloody Mary or martini!


Want more heat? Let the vodka sit for longer (up to a week) prior to unsealing. Or reach for red jalapeños instead of the typical green. They tend to carry more heat.
Do not opt to keep the seeds in the jalapeños to try and increase the heat. While the seeds in chili peppers do carry much of a pepper's spiciness, leaving them in can turn your flavorful vodka into something too bitter to drink over time.