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Habanero simple syrup
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Habanero Simple Syrup

A fiery mixer for cocktails
Course Cocktails
Keyword Habanero Pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 24kcal



  • Slice off the habanero stems and cut the habanero straight down the middle. Keep the seeds and membrane intact or remove them for a less intense heat.
  • Pour the water into a pan and heat to high.
  • When water is hot but not yet boiling, add the sugar into the water and stir to combine until the water turns from murky to clear.
  • Add in the habanero halves and bring the sugar water mix to a fast boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. During this time, the sugar water will thicken slightly and it may take on a tinge of color (from the habaneros).
  • Remove the sugar-water from the heat, and let it cool for 30 to 45 minutes until it reaches room temperature.
  • Remove the habanero pepper pieces, along with any seeds that may have dislodged during the simmering.
  • Pour the simple syrup into a sealable container and refrigerate.



Use a third habanero pepper in the recipe if you want a real punch to this mixer. 
When refrigerated, simple syrup will last a long time - typically up to a month. In the case of habanero simple syrup, for the best taste use it within the first two weeks after preparation. The habanero infusion can change the flavor of the syrup over a prolonged period of time.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg