Saturday, March 14, 2015

Something Spicy to...Drink?

Why not add a little kick to your drink and mix things up? If you like things spicy, you will like this drink.

Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade


6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cilantro springs
4 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Slices of lime
Slices of jalapeno


Combine sugar and cilantro in a mortar and grind leaves with pestle. (Or you can put them in a blender and blend until smooth).

Combine cilantro mixture, water, and lemon juice in a pitcher, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Add slices of lime and jalapeno to taste. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

Source: Jen's Favorite Cookies. You can find it here.

Notes: This was definitely polarizing. Some people really liked it (me), others hated it. So, give everyone a heads up and let the adventurous people try it. :) Also, we made a lot more of this, but I'm not sure if my mom doubled, tripled, or quadrupled this recipe.

If you don't like things hot, this probably isn't the drink for you, but if you absolutely want to try a more mellow version of this, you can replace the jalapenos with peeled, sliced cucumbers.

1 comment:

  1. This was so, so good. The funny thing is that it really tastes more "jalapeno" than just hot. If you like jalapeno flavor you will like this. Promise.