Friday, July 06, 2012

Cilantro Limeade

Mixing up the salsa yesterday I remembered how much I love the flavor of lime with cilantro. I wondered what they'd taste like in a drink, so I took the extra fruit and herbs and stirred up a quick limeade that was so delicious, I knew I had to share it! (Of course I'm not the first person to "discover" this; there are lots of other recipes online. My quick version makes just one serving, but it would be simple to make by the pitcher, too.)

juice of 1/2 lime (and extra slices for garnish)
1-2 Tbsp sugar
5-6 sprigs of cilantro (or more if you love it!)
seltzer water

Squeeze the lime juice into a glass. Add the cilantro and sugar and use a muddler or spoon to crush the cilantro leaves. Fill glass with ice, then top off with seltzer. Stir to combine and add extra sugar if necessary. 

Mine was kid-friendly, but you can also top the ice with a shot of vodka or gin before adding the seltzer. 

I like the idea of using herbs in drinks like this (the lavender lemonade we made a few years ago was really tasty, too). What's your favorite summer drink?


  1. What a super easy and fun recipe! I'm going to have to try this out. =)

  2. I can't believe I never thought to try cilantro this's SOO good! Thanks for stopping by, Anne-Marie!



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