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Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade

This homemade lemonade is flavored with cilantro and lime.  Use jalapeno to give your homemade lemonade recipe a kick!

Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade from JensFavoriteCookies {guest post} - give your lemonade a kick of heat!I like to tell people how multi-talented I am.  That’s mostly to convince myself I’m more talented than my sister.

She’s smart and funny, a fantastic cook, and basically great at everything she does.

This week, I asked her to pitch in and contribute one of her fantastic recipe ideas to my blog.

Take it away, Em!


Jen: “You should be a food blogger.  No joke.”

Me: “I don’t join cults.”

Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade from JensFavoriteCookies {guest post} - give your lemonade a kick of heat!

My sister suffers from a unique sense of insanity where not only is she a stay-at-home-mom but she indulges in self-help books (which aren’t really self-help if you need the book to tell you what to do, right?), and is senseless enough to put the time required into producing a food blog.  Oh, did I mention it’s a BAKING blog??  If this were my blog, it would be about the transcendent culinary expedition of cooking through all the brands and flavors of ramen noodles.  Regardless of her obviously questionable mental state, I somehow let her talk me into contributing in the debauchery that is spending time and money to expand my existing collection of stretch marks.

It probably says something about my character that I’ll clean up my language, share recipes that don’t have alcohol (Ugh.  She’s making me wholesome.) and do someone else’s work just to see my words published in some form.  Silver lining though, I can start getting paid for writing blog entries right away by writing them while I’m at work!

Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade from JensFavoriteCookies {guest post} - give your lemonade a kick of heat!Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade from JensFavoriteCookies {guest post} - give your lemonade a kick of heat!

So anyway, here I am, sipping the Kool-Aid and blogging about food, wondering if it’s a symptom or a disease.

I start with a drink that is tried and true because it has all most of the elements I really enjoy: sweet, heat, and liquor.  Okay, I’m not complaining but normally when I drink lemonade, I replace the sugar with gin and the lemons with the rest of the gin.  Jen gave me lemons (and rules) so I’m making cilantro lime jalapeno lemonade.  If you want something refreshing but can’t handle the heat – replace the jalapenos with cucumbers (then move to Canada you pansy).

 Want more?  Check out these refreshing citrus drinks!

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Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade
A refreshing lemonade with a kick of heat.
Recipe type: Beverages
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup cilantro sprigs
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • slices of lime
  • slices of jalapeno
  1. Combine sugar and cilantro in a mortar and grind leaves with pestle. (If you’re lazy, you can throw them in a blender together, but I like really crushing out the little bit of liquid from the cilantro leaves.)
  2. Combine cilantro mixture, water, and lemon juice in a pitcher, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add slices of lime and jalapeno to taste (I like a lot of both in mine). Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.


Frozen Cherry Lemonade

frozen cherryONE. OH. TWO.  That’s the temperature here today.  Now, I’ll grant you, the bone dry humidity level makes the heat a little easier to take, but still.  It’s HOT.

When he was a young teenager, Robb moved from northern Wyoming where temperatures of -20 are not unheard of in the winter, to western Arizona, to a city that was frequently the hot spot in the entire country, with temperatures of 120 or more.  His thoughts about this massive climate switch?  “People still stay indoors for 3 months of the year.  It’s just a different three months.”

Indoors, indeed.  I’m pretty sure parts of Arizona were uninhabitable by humans in the days before air conditioning.

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Lemonade Pound Cake

A moist lemonade pound cake, with lemonade soaking syrup and pink frosting.

Source: Ummm… about that.  I found this on an apron site.  Weird but true.

When I was a poor college student, I used to make this simple dessert called Lemonade Pie.  It’s just vanilla ice cream, mixed with frozen lemonade concentrate, poured into a graham cracker crust and frozen.  It was one of the few items that I had the A) time, B) money, and C) knowledge to create.  It was a little tart, but very refreshing when it was hot, especially since my dorm was without air conditioning.

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