Jalapeno Vodka

In 2009, handsome hubby and I became Seattle Seahawks season’s ticket holders. Thus began a pre-game tradition of either a Bloody Mary (if we were in Seattle for the game) or a Caesar if we were home in Canada. One day, we stopped at Von’s 1000 Spirits as we made our way to a night game. Among their 1,000 spirits was a jalapeno vodka which tasted so good in my Bloody Mary.

After the game, we found a bottle of jalapeno vodka and brought it home. But once I read the ingredients, I realized the pepper flavour was achieved chemically. Not to mention it seemed pretty easy to make my own. Now a few years later, this spicy vodka is an integral part of our pre-game traditions when we’re watching the games at home.

Making Jalapeno Vodka on a Boat

Two ingredients – jalapenos and vodka, a jar and a strainer – that’s all you need. Depending on how strong your peppers are are and how spicy you like it, determines your infusion time. My rule of thumb is about four days  and it’s easier to add more vodka if you get it too spicy.

Boat Tested and Tasted!

This Jalapeno Vodka was boat tested and tasted on a 1978 Tollycraft 37 Sedan. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.

Jalapeño Vodka

Looking to add a little spice to your vodka drinks? Then why not make some jalapeño vodka? It’s super easy and all natural. Perfect for Caesars and Bloody Mary’s on a boat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Infusing Time 4 days
Total Time 4 days 5 minutes


  • 2 cups vodka - or enough to cover fill your container
  • 2 jalapenos - sliced with seeds


  • Place jalapeños in a 16 oz mason jar (or other container).
  • Fill with vodka until peppers are covered.
  • Let sit for about 4 days (I check then and see how it’s going. It’s easier to dilute if it gets too strong then not have enough flavour.)
  • Remove peppers and strain to remove any seeds.
  • Keep refrigerated. Add to your Caesars and Bloody Mary’s or other savory vodka drinks.


This jalapeño vodka was boat tested and tasted on a 1978 Tollycraft 37 Sedan. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.
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Stay safe and happy cruising!

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Jalapeno Vodka on a boat

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