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Cilantro Limeade

Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 8 servings

This limeade melds the tang of fresh limes with the clean taste of cilantro. It’s flexible too–serve it with ice for non-drinkers and kids, or spice it up with rum or gin for a quick cocktail. The cilantro syrup can be combined with all kinds of liqueurs to make a wide variety of cocktails, so go ahead and make a little extra–you’ll thank us later!

Ingredients:

    Cilantro Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (about .75 oz)
  • Cilantro Limeade
  • 4 large fresh limes
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro syrup (more or less to taste)
  • 1 Liter Sparkling Water

Instructions:

    For the syrup
  1. Heat water and sugar until completely dissolved
  2. Add Cilantro and simmer for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour or more
  4. Strain out Cilantro and discard
  5. For the limeade
  6. Sqeeze 4 limes into a pitcher
  7. Add cooled Cilantro syrup and mix thoroughly.
  8. Top off with sparkling water and serve