The Weekend Dish – Jalapeño Lemonade

_MG_0292Want to add a little spice to your life this weekend? It’s quite simple really. By adding a sliced jalapeño pepper to lemonade, you will end up with a refreshing and slightly spicy, hot, yet cold, beverage. It’s an anomaly.

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_MG_0368A backyard daughter had the idea and I am so glad she did.

_MG_0375The amounts of the different ingredients can be adjusted to suit your tastes, so think of this recipe as a suggestion more than a rule.

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Jalapeño Lemonade

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2/3 cups of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced

Stir together until incorporated. Taste, and adjust lemon juice and/or agave if you like a sweeter or more sour lemonade. Slice the jalapeño and add to the lemonade. You can add more or less according to your heat preference (remember the longer the jalapeño is in the lemonade the more heat and flavor it imparts.)  Add ice and enjoy!

_MG_0402In southern California the fall can turn hot and this is just the drink for such an occasion, or any time you feel like spicing things up a bit!

Cheers!

~ Susan

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