Given the name of this blog its not too hard to judge that I absolutely love spice. This drink is a feisty party for my taste buds. Its a taste of heat, tartness, and sweetness all in one sip. This drink represents a union of two cultures that like using spices in their cuisine. The heat of the jalapeno and cilantro is very representative of Latin American cuisine. The lime and cilantro with sweetness is similar to an indian spicy drink used in pani puri. It can be paired well with either of the cuisines during an authentic brunch!
3 Whole Lemons
5 cups of water
1/2 of a Fresh Jalapeno
10-15 sprigs of Cilantro
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 &1/2 teaspoons of salt
Prepare your blender and squeeze the juice of 3 lemons. Add in the jalapeno, cilantro, sugar, salt and water. Blend the ingredients together. Taste the drink and if it is too spicy, add 1/2 cup of water and re-blend. The sweetness and saltiness can be adjusted based on your taste. Strain the drink through a sieve and serve with plenty of ice.
Enjoy the kick!!