A while back, I tried this jalapeno lemonade over at Hubbell & Hudson. It was a surprising flavor for me and I loved it – sweet (but not too sweet) with a little kick at the end. I had the idea brewing in my head that I would recreate it at home, this time using limes. This recipe is super easy to make, and you can easily add vodka to make it a martini or tequila if you wish. Just this drink makes me think of tacos, so I would imagine it perfect for a Mexican food night!
2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (from about 5-6 limes)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups water
4-6 lime wedges to serve with
In a small saucepan, combine the lime juice, jalapeno pepper, and granulated sugar over med-low heat. Stir and allow sugar to dissolve, about 6 minutes. Take off the heat and allow the mixture to steep for about 1 hour. Strain the mixture using a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the water and refrigerate until cold. Serve with ice and lime wedges.