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Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade

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A hint of heat, adds an unexpected twist to this refreshing Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade a summertime favorite. The key to striking the right balance with the recipe is to start with small amounts of jalapeno and gradually add more until you find just the right level of spice to suit your tastes. It’s a lot easier to add more than it is to adjust everything else to compensate for too much heat.

Three glasses of Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade sitting on a wooden table.

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This homemade lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink that is great for warm days! Whip this up on a hot day and enjoy the fresh cucumber mint lemonade with as many ice cubes that you can put into the glass.

Step-by-step instructions plus images see below!

Why You’ll Love This Healthy Cucumber Lemonade

  • Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
  • Excellent on a hot summer day
  • Great for summer parties with a fun twist

If you love this perfect healthy refreshment, make sure to check out my 9 Easy Healthy Smoothie Recipes for more sweet and natural drinks.

Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade Ingredients

  • Water
  • Fresh lemon juice – Fresh squeezed really is best.
  • Cucumber – I like using English cucumbers.
  • Jalapeno peppers -You can use more or less if you like.
  • Honey – Local honey is the best.

How to Make Cucumber Lemonade with Jalapenos (step-by-step)

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Add water, lemon juice, cucumber, jalapeno, and honey to a blender and blend until completely liquefied. Taste and add more jalapeno and or more honey, if desired. Blend again if necessary.
  2. Pour liquid through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any larger particles and transfer the mixture to a large pitcher. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  3. To serve, pour over ice and garnish with slices of lemon, cucumber, and or jalapeno. For a fancier presentation, thread chunks of cucumber and jalapeno onto sprigs of fresh rosemary to garnish each glass.
Three mason jars of Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade with white straw.

Storing Leftovers

When it comes to cool drinks, they’re best to enjoy fresh. Since this summer drink is so simple to make, you can make this perfect healthy refreshment right before you’re ready to serve.

Tips

Slice the cucumber slices thin so that they blend up well in the blender. You don’t want any cucumber pieces in the lemonade while you’re trying to drink it!

Fresh lemons are key to getting the lemon juice!

Make sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Substitutions and Additions

Add strawberries – You can simply make this recipe using strawberries to create a delicious strawberry lemonade.

Top with fresh mint sprigs for a boost of minty flavor!

Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade in a mason jar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze this cucumber lemonade recipe?

You can’t. This drink is best to make and enjoy fresh.

What foods pair best with lemonade?

All foods! This recipe is great to drink during a BBQ or to have as a simple sipper with some light appetizers, too.

Will ice water down this lemonade recipe?

If you don’t drink it before the ice cubes start melting, it will start to water down the drink. But don’t worry! This cucumber drink recipe is so good it’ll be gone long before you have to worry about that!

Can you add alcohol to this lemonade recipe?

You bet! A little bit of vodka or rum would be a great addition for the adults.

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Glass jars of Lemonade with Jalapeno and Cucumber.
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Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade. A hint of heat adds an unexpected twist to this refreshing. The recipe is great on its own or mixed with the adults-only treat

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups (709 ¾ g) water
  • ¾ cup (183 g) fresh lemon juice 6-8 medium lemons
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tps jalapeno pepper seeds removed, finely minced
  • cup (113 g) honey preferably local

Instructions

  • Add water, lemon juice, cucumber, jalapeno, and honey in a blender and blend until completely liquefied. Taste and add more jalapeno and or more honey, if desired. Blend again if necessary.
  • Pour liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger particles and transfer mixture to a large pitcher. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • To serve, pour over ice and garnish with slices of lemon, cucumber, and or jalapeno. For a fancier presentation, thread chunks of cucumber and jalapeno onto sprigs of fresh rosemary to garnish each glass.

Notes

Optional Garnishes: Rosemary sprigs with lower leaves removed Cucumber chunks or slices Jalapeno chunks or slices Lemon wedges

Nutrition Information

Calories: 70kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 8mg Potassium: 110mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 17g (19%) Vitamin A: 41IU (1%) Vitamin C: 14mg (17%) Calcium: 14mg (1%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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