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Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade

Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade

Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade - a refreshing drink that is sweet, fruity and earthy, with just a hint of spiciness

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup cilantro/coriander coarsely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • tsp salt
  • ¾ cup lime juice 3-4 limes, save 1-2 slices of the limes for garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, ½ cup sugar and the honey and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro/coriander and chopped jalapeños.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and let it cool for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Strain the jalapeño/cilantro mixture in a fine sieve over a small pitcher, reserving the juice and discarding the solids.
  5. In a shallow dish, combine the sugar and salt. Squeeze the limes to get the juice and reserve a couple of the squeezed halves.
  6. Use the leftover rinds to moisten the rims of 2 glasses and dip the rims into the sugar/salt combination.
  7. Mix the lime juice into the pitcher of cilantro-jalapeño syrup.
  8. If you like, fill the glasses with ice (I did not do this), then fill with the limeade. Garnish with lime slices (optional).
  9. Serve immediately.