Portuguese Lemonade

Mikekey *

By
@Mikekey

A spicy sparkling lemonade. You can make this an adult beverage by substituting white Vinho Verde (a young semi-sparkling wine from Portugal) for the carbonated seltzer. CAUTION: Bird's eye chiles are very hot.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1
red bird's eye chili
7
meyer lemons
1 c
honey
2 Tbsp
fresh minced cilantro
1 l
sparkling water, unflavored (well chilled)

Step-By-Step

1Place the chili in a 1 1/2 liter pitcher and crush with a pestle.

2Slice one lemon and set aside. Juice remaining lemons and pour juice into the pitcher.

3Warm the honey slightly in a microwave and add to the juice, stirring well.

4Add the cilantro and lemon slices.

5Just before serving, add sparkling water to pitcher and stir lightly. Serve over ice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Portugese