Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 42 Mins
Serves 8

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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 appeared in: Cooking Light, June, 2012

Ratings & Reviews

the best

June 09, 2016
Made to recipe (we needed 14 limes) and got a really great limeade  Served with nachos.  Good straight or with a jigger of tequila.  Made sugared jalapeno slices to garnish (1/4c sugar + 1/2c water; boil, add slices of 1 jalapeno & simmer 5min or so; remove to parchment paper to cool). 

msdtijerinager's Review

July 29, 2013
Made this and loved it especially with a shot of tequila!!

mikegallo's Review

June 11, 2012
Great flavor, although it did take more than 10 limes to make and a lot of work to squeeze them one at a time, i just have a small juicer, not an electronic one. added about 3/4 cup of tequila, you may want more, but it was enough for me.

CNWhite's Review

May 21, 2012
Delicious - perfect kick and cilantro added a unique twist. Added tequila and was a hit at our summer party. Perfect for entertaining because the recipe is made in a big batch - rather than one drink at a time.

KirstinPires's Review

May 21, 2012
Absolutely delicious.