A little sweet with a little kick and a whole lotta fun! This skinny pineapple and jalapeño infused vodka cocktail is THE drink of the summer. Soooo simple, no junky ingredients, just an easy cocktail your entire summer crowd will love.
SUMMMMAAAA TIIIIIIME! I’ll shimmy to that. And drink to it too.
I don’t know about you, but summer means all sorts of awesome things – outdoor concerts, pool/beach, warm evenings with friends…but it also means simple activities in the back yard acting as a babysitter for hours.
Moms who do this, you’re laughing because you get me. Moms who don’t, let me explain…
“Hey boys! How about mommy puts water in this overpriced Little Tikes water activity table with some random plastic cups. And sidewalk chalk on the patio. And here’s a water can – have at it with all the plants. Get as wet as you want and don’t drink the water from the hose in front of me.”
Then I make myself a cocktail. A skinny pineapple and jalapeño infused vodka cocktail to be exact.
Don’t judge me. It’s brilliance. It’s relaxation. It’s summer. ‘Nuff said.
If you’re like me, you dig a fun summer cocktail but not one that has a laundry list of ingredients and booze you don’t normally buy that will eventually sit in your cabinet for like a decade. That’s why this skinny pineapple and jalapeño infused vodka is a winner – simple ingredients, easy execution, and the perfect ‘healthy-ish’ refresher.
Infusing a high quality vodka with sliced jalapeño is everything. As easy as filling that cheap plastic pool with water. As easy as throwing burgers on the grill. As easy as slapping sunscreen on little faces (scratch that analogy – if your kids are as defiant about it as mine, that task is actually impossible).
Simply cut a large jalapeño and remove the seeds and membrane inside, then add vodka and infuse overnight. When ready to make the cocktail, strain the jalapeño and BOOM – vodka with a kick. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for weeks after.
Last year my skinny grapefruit Moscow mules were a HIT, and this year it’s all about the pineapple jalapeño. Or make both – no judgement here! I say cheers to all the fun and yummy drinks this summer! Enjoy this skinny pineapple and jalapeño infused vodka cocktail my friends.Print
Pineapple and Jalapeno Infused Vodka Cocktail
Jalapeno Infused Vodka
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 diced jalapeno, seeds removed
- 1 shot jalapeño vodka (1 – 1.5 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
- 6 ounces lime or pineapple flavored sparkling water
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Pour the vodka into a glass jar and add the sliced jalapeño. Seal the top with a cover or lid and let sit overnight to infuse
- When ready to assemble the cocktail, combine one shot of the jalapeño infused vodka with 2 tablespoons pineapple juice and 6 ounces sparkling water flavor of choice (lime or pineapple works best)
- Add ice and pineapple tidbits if desired
Vodka can be stored in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator or freezer