Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Lemonade

This one may take the spot as my all-time favorite beverage.

This drink is a PERFECT compliment for barbeque.

Terry’s Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Lemonade

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon or lime zest (or both)
  • 1 jalapeno

Slice the jalapeno.

Mix sugar & 2&1/2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat & cook until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Allow to cool.

Add lemon juice and zest.

Pour into jar and add jalapeno.

Refrigerate 3 hours then remove jalapeno; leave in longer for spicier drink.

To serve, mix equal parts base and cold water into glass filled with crushed ice.

Makes about 4 cups of base.


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