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How to Make Cilantro Limeade
I have one the lowest tolerances for warm weather in my family and feel the most at peace during any season where I can layer. There are many people who believe Canada is a barren wasteland of snow and sleet where the rays from the sun do not touch grass and we, brave, Canadians live in igloos. Last week the temperature rose to 23 degrees celsius (71.6 Fahrenheit) in Toronto and I nearly melted. I'm not the kind of person who enjoys walking around in the summer taking in the sights and sounds unless the temperature is controlled and I'm staring out at the beautiful day from behind cooled glass.
My grandmother use to make large pitchers of ice tea, lemonade and limeade to serve us while we sat in her garden. This is one of the only times I enjoyed sitting outside as my skin melted off the bone but it was always something I loved during the summer. Unfortunately my grandmother died before she could pass along her limeade recipe but one of my friends slipped me this recipe for cilantro limeade.
- 1/2 cup Raw Sugar
- 1 cup Cilantro sprigs, plus more for garnish
- 1 cup Seltzer
- 1 cup Fresh Lime Juice, from 8 - 12 limes
- Limes Wedges, for garnish
- Make cilantro syrup: bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, add cilantro springs and let steep for five minutes. Strain, discard sprigs, and let cool.
- Stir together seltzer, lime juice, and 10 - 12 tbsp syrup in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with cilantro and lime.
|Serving size: 1 glass|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 29 g||10%|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How to Make Vodka Cherry Limeade
- 6 parts vodka (3 ounces for two drinks)
- 6 parts black cherry juice (3 ounces for two drinks)
- 3 parts lime juice (1½ ounces for two drinks)
- 2 parts sweetened lime juice such as Rose's (1 ounce for two drinks)
- Club soda
- lime wedges and Maraschino cherries to garnish
- Combine all drink ingredients except club soda in a shaker with ice.
- Shake to combine.
- Strain into chilled 8-ounce glasses filled with ice and top with club soda.