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Spicy Pineapple Mint Juleps

Author: Tina @ Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

Recipe type: Beverage

Yields: 1



  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1-1/2 oz whiskey (I used Maker’s Mark)
  • 2 oz water
  • 1-1/2 tbsp jalapeno-infused simple syrup
  • 3 to 4 mint leaves
  • Powdered sugar
  • Crushed ice


Jalapeno Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large jalapeno, cut into slices (don’t worry about removing seeds)



To make your jalapeno-infused simple syrup:

  1. Combine water and granulated sugar in a pot on medium heat.
  2. Heat mixture until little bubbles form along the sides of the pot, swirling your pot occasionally.
  3. Once the sugar is completely dissolved and your mixture becomes clear, remove the pot from heat. (This is plain simple syrup).
  4. Place sliced jalapeno into the pot, and let it steep in your simple syrup for 20-30 minutes. (FYI – how long you leave the peppers in there depends on how spicy you want your syrup to be. 30 minutes was fine for me!)
  5. Strain syrup into a bottle or jar, seal it, and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make your spicy pineapple mint juleps:

  1. In a large cocktail shaker, combine pineapple chunks, mint leaves, whiskey, and water.
  2. Using a muddler (or a large spoon), smoosh/muddle everything – you basically want to bruise your mint and squeeze as much juice out of the pineapple chunks as possible.
  3. Add jalapeno-infused simple syrup to the shaker.
  4. Put the cap/cover on your shaker and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  5. Fill a drinking glass with crushed ice.
  6. Strain the liquid from your shaker into the glass on top of the ice.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the ice with powdered sugar.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!


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