Spicy Jalapeno Lemonade

What’s better than an ice cold lemonade during these humid days of August? A spicy ice cold lemonade! It’s a kicked up version of the ones from your old lemonade stand days and one you’ll enjoy just the same. Lemonade always evokes childhood memories of being carefree, without a worry in the world and of Mom.

My Mom always always made the best lemonades. Go ahead, roll your eyes but she did! She always added something extra and later learned that was the Dominican style lemonade…with a little vanilla extract. She added it to our orange juice or Tang (remember Tang? lol I believe the early astronauts had it too!), she added it to our papaya shakes and our morir sonado (similar to an orange julius) and today I do the same but add my own little twist…extra spice!

I got these cool ice cube trays with slots for lemon or lime slices and thought it would be great to make lemonade ice instead of water. This will ensure that your lemonade doesn’t get watered down and you’re left with a lemony, tart, cool  drink!

You can insert a whole slice but I cut mine in half since I didn’t have the height in my freezer. Either way it’ll work.

Spicy Jalapeno Lemonade

5-6 Lemons
1 Qt Water
Sugar or Agave syrup, to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 slices of jalapeno

1. Squeeze the lemons, except for one, and mix with water, sugar and vanilla extract to make the lemonade.

2. Slice remaining lemon and insert into ice cube trays filled with lemonade. If you don’t have trays similar to above get creative and cut your lemons to fit your trays.

3. Add the jalapeno slices and let lemonade chill in the refrigerator so it can get nice and spicy. Drop in your lemonade ice and enjoy!


  1. Wayne Abbott says

    Hmm – now that looks refreshing!

  2. i love spicy drinks!!

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