As far as making in bulk thats fine but don't add pepper until your ready to drink it (bring it with you and add as you drink it). I myself make a lemonade then take a shot glass put pepper in it and add a tbsp. or two and gulp it down quick and follow with the lemonade. Its not that bad that way.
You can do this......you'll be amazed at how wonderful and proud you'll feel when you make your goal!
Good luck, Tia