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Strawberry and Jalapeño Virgin-ita: watch our reel!

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 30ml Jalapeño syrup
    (see recipe below)
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 1-2 limes (60 ml freshly squeezed lime juice + 2 slices of lime for garnish)
  • 180 ml soda water (or 150 mL sparkling lime flavoured mineral water)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 slice of fresh lime for garnish
  • Optional: chilli flakes, for garnish

To make jalapeño syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 x Jalapeño, sliced
  • ½ cup water


Jalapeño syrup

  1. Combine sugar and jalapeños with ½ cup water in a small saucepan and slowly bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes on low heat, without stirring too often.
  3. Once the sugar dissolves into a smooth syrup, pour into an airtight container. This will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks and makes about eight serves.

Strawberry & Jalapeño Virgin-ita

  1. Place strawberries into a cocktail shaker and mash with a muddler or fork.
  2. Add lime juice, jalapeño sugar syrup and ice. Shake to combine.
  3. Pour into the prepared glass and add soda water to finish. Garnish with a slice of lime and fresh sliced Jalapeño.

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“Alcohol-free doesn’t have to be boring.  Get creative with sweet, savoury or even spicy ingredients”.

Recipe by Erin Murnane, Accredited Practising Dietitian at Balance & Bite
Instagram: @balanceandbitedietitian

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