spicy rosé cocktails with jalapeño and habanero peppers


If you’re looking for a way to spice up your wine drinking experience, consider adding jalapeños to your wine! This simple addition can give your drink a delicious kick that will have you coming back for more. We experimented with this summertime cocktail trend using a couple of orange and rosé wine blends and assorted peppers from Whole Foods. Here are our favorite wine and jalapeño pairings:

Wines we tried:

Peppers we tried:

Ranging from least spicy to most spicy:

  • Poblano pepper (mildly spicy)
  • Jalapeño peppers (spicy)
  • Fresno peppers (spicy)
  • Habanero peppers (extremely spicy)

Our fav combos:

With the Cloudveil Rosé, we loved the Poblano and Jalapeño peppers – they provided a strong but not-burning level of spice to the Rosé’s full-bodied flavor.

With the Skins Sauvignon Blanc, we were surprised to enjoy the Habanero & Fresno peppers most in this wine. The juicy flavor from the sauvignon blanc (made with the skins of the grapes on for extra flavor) paired well with the spicier peppers.


spicy rosé cocktails with jalapeño and habanero peppers

  • Author: Salt & Share
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • rosé or white wine of your choosing (we recommend Cloudveil’s Rosé or Skin’s Sauvignon Blanc)
  • sliced peppers of your choosing (ranging from least to most spicy) most grocery stores carry Poblano, Jalapeno, Fresno, and Habanero peppers.


  1. To make spicy wine cocktail at home, your first step is to simply pour a glass of your favorite rosé or white wine.
  2. Next, add fresh pepper slices (options depending on level of preferred spiciness listed above).
  3. Add ice and enjoy. As it sits, the peppers will infuse the wine with a subtle spicy flavor. 


  • For those who prefer a mildly spicy drink, we recommend removing some of the seeds before putting the peppers in your wine (most of a pepper’s spicy flavor comes from its seeds)
  • For those who know they want a stronger spice from the start, we suggest muddling the jalapeño slices in the bottom of the wine glass first. Just make sure to add a splash of wine before muddling to get the most flavor out of the peppers.
  • You can also easily make spicy rosé into a spritzer by topping your drink off off with sparkling water or club soda.

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