Vodka Buck With A Jalapeño Kick

By Chantal Payette & Katrina Johns - recipe & food styling

Photos By Shannon Ross

vodka buck with a jalapenño kick

No need to find your spice in nachos and wings. Move over bar food, jalapeno peppers have found a new home in this zesty summer cocktail. Moscow Mule fans beware… you may enjoy this ginger beer cocktail more than you expect. (Serves 6)


  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • ⅓ cup vodka
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 small jalapeño peppers
  • 3 mini cucumbers, sliced lengthwise thinly
  • ⅓ cup ginger beer (for muddling)


In a pitcher, muddle all but 6 slices of cucumber and lime.

Layer ice, mint, and jalapeño.

Top with liquids and stir. Garnish with sliced cucumber and mint.

NOTE: Clear Life does not advocate or encourage the abuse of alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly and with moderation.