Cilantro-Jalapeño Limeade

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther

Jalapeño adds a subtle kick, and cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to classic limeade. Adults might like to stir in a little tequila.

Yield: Serves 8
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 12 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 42 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 155
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 56mg
  • Calcium: 7mg

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 lime wedges, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (about 10 limes)
  • 4 cups ice

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and jalapeño. Let stand 30 minutes. Pour jalapeño mixture into a large bowl; cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  2. 2. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and salt in a shallow dish. Rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip the rims of glasses in sugar mixture.
  3. 3. Strain cilantro mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, discarding solids. Stir in lime juice. Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup ice. Add 3/4 cup limeade to each glass. Garnish with remaining 8 lime wedges.
Also featured in: Cooking Light, June 2012
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