This sparkling strawberry mocktail with jalapeno is equal parts spicy, sweet, and bubbly!

Two tall glasses filled with pinkish-red liquid and ice cubes garnished with sliced jalapeños on a small, rounded, wooden cutting board on a pink surface with halved strawberries and jalapeños and a red-orange linen in the background.


Sparkling Strawberry Jalapeno Mocktail

I like to think that if my personality were a drink, it’d be this strawberry jalapeno mocktail. It’s adventurous, fun, and a little surprising. The jalapenos add a touch of spice, strawberry jam is used to melt sweetness and strawberry flavor into the drink, and then it’s finished off with a festive splash of bubbly water. I adore this drink and I think it makes a great option for any gathering. I recently made it for a baby shower for a friend, Juli of PaleOMG, and it was a hit!

Mocktails are “mock” (or fake) cocktails! They’ve got all of the fun, sparkly, festiveness of a cocktail but none of the alcohol, and make for a really excellent drink option at gatherings! While most cocktails can be made into a mocktail by omitting the alcohol and subbing in sparkling water or kombucha (find our full mocktail how-to here), this recipe was designed to be alcohol-free as written.

Top down view of a strawberry jalapeno cocktail on ice in a tall glass. The glass is sitting on a wooden cutting board and there are strawberry halves and a jalapeno on the table. The table is a pink blush color.

Strawberry Mocktail Ingredients

The ingredients here are pretty straightforward. Here’s the full list:

Strawberry jalapeno mocktail ingredients on a gray and white marble surface.
  • 1 cup of zero-proof spirit
  • ½ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of fresh strawberry jam
  • 1 jalapeno, cut into rounds, seeds remain intact
  • 1 liter of sparkling water

How to Make a Strawberry Mocktail

The process is incredibly simple! Here’s how you’ll bring this tasty, bubbly mocktail together:

  1. Combine – add the zero-proof spirit, lemon juice, strawberry jam, and sliced jalapeno into a jar or pitcher and stir to combine.
  2. Pour – pour the strawberry jalapeno mixture into glasses.
  3. Top – top each glass with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish and enjoy!
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Tips and Variations

This recipe is really, really delicious as written, but as with all of our drink recipes, there’s definitely some room to play! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

  • Control the spice – if you’re looking for a spicier take, include some of the jalapeno rounds in your pour. If you want a milder version, use a spoon or strainer to keep the jalapeno out. 
  • Use a different jam – switch the flavors up by using a different jam! Blackberry and peach would be really, really delicious here.
  • Make ahead – feel free to make this mocktail ahead of time! To do this, simply combine the zero-proof spirit, lemon juice, strawberry jam, and jalapeno in a jar, and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Know that the longer the jalapeno sits with the other ingredients, the spicier the end product will be!
Two tall glasses filled with pinkish-red liquid and ice cubes garnished with sliced jalapeños on a small, rounded, wooden cutting board on a pink surface with halved strawberries and jalapeños and a red-orange linen in the background.

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Sparkling Strawberry Mocktail with Jalapeno

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy Joy Garcia
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
This sparkling strawberry mocktail with jalapeno is equal parts spicy, sweet, and bubbly!

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup zero proof spirit
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh strawberry jam
  • 1 jalapeno sliced into rounds with seeds intact
  • 1 liter sparkling water

Instructions 

  • Add the zero proof spirit, lemon juice, strawberry jam, and sliced jalapeno into a jar or pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Pour the strawberry jalapeno mixture into glasses. If you’re looking for a spicier take, include some of the jalapeno rounds in your pour. If you want a milder version, use a spoon or strainer to keep the jalapeno out. 
  • Top each glass with sparkling water.
  • Garnish and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Use a different jam – switch the flavors up by using a different jam! Blackberry and peach would be really, really delicious here.
  • Make ahead – feel free to make this mocktail ahead of time! To do this, simply combine the zero-proof spirit, lemon juice, strawberry jam, and jalapeno in a jar, and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Know that the longer the jalapeno sits with the other ingredients, the spicier the end product will be!

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Additional Info

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 205
Keyword: mocktail

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