Jalapeño adds a subtle kick while cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to the classic summertime sipper. Adults might like to turn this into a cocktail recipe and stir in a little tequila.
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
4 cups water
1 sliced lime
1 thinly sliced jalapeño pepper
How to Make It
Start with fresh lemon juice in a pitcher. Combine sugar and cilantro sprigs in a mortar; grind leaves with pestle. Add the cilantro mixture and water to pitcher with lemon juice, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add sliced lime and jalapeño pepper. Let stand 30 minutes before serving over ice.