Today’s August Break 2015 prompt is “citrus” and the photo comes courtesy of Susan Greene, the other original Backyard Sisters. One stifling afternoon, Susan’s daughter wondered what would happen if you added jalapeño to lemonade. Her kitchen curiousity inspired this refreshing and slightly spicy, hot yet cold, beverage. It’s a wonderful anomaly, so delicious it earned a spot in the Backyard Sisters family cookbook.
For the complete recipe, check out Susan’s post: The Weekend Dish, Jalapeño Lemonade. For more “citrus” images from The August Break project, search #augustbreak2015 on Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr.
Want 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.
A backyard daughter had the idea and I am so glad she did.
The amounts of the different ingredients can be adjusted to suit your tastes, so think of this recipe as a suggestion more than a rule.
- 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!
In 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!