Portuguese Lemonade

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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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

How to Make Portuguese Lemonade


  • 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.

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About Portuguese Lemonade

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

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