Although I should have titled this post “Delivery System for Tequila” I needed to share this new recipe for jalapeno limeade. Super simple, easy to make and will be the foundation for all tequila this year.
1 Cup of sugar
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
Start by making a simple syrup, in a 2 quart saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, add the 2 jalapenos sliced in half and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. While that is simmering, extract the juice from the limes. I like to use a citrus press as it is the most efficient way to get all the juice out. After the 5 minutes, remove the chilies from the simple syrup. Fill a half gallon pitcher full of ice and add the simple syrup and lime juice and fill the rest of the pitcher with water. Now, from here is where some tweaking may be needed. If it is too tart you can take some out and add more water or sweeten with honey or agave nectar. Either way, time to make a margarita.