Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Sweet honey and zesty ginger add kick to basic limeade. For even more flavor, add a jalapeno pepper to the mix. Rim the edge of your glasses with brown sugar before serving this summery drink.
- 3 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2 slices lime peel (3-inch strips)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh lime juice
- 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)
- 1 (1 liter) bottle sparkling water, chilled
- ice cube
- lime wedge
- fresh ginger, slices
- In a small saucepan combine 2 cups of the water and the finely chopped ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime peel. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids.
- Add brown sugar and honey to ginger liquid in pitcher, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in lime juice, jalapeno pepper (if desired), and the remaining 1 cup water. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours (up to 3 days).
- Before serving, add the reserved squeezed lime halves to pitcher. Slowly pour sparkling water into ginger liquid in pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve in brown sugar-rimmed glasses*** over ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedges and ginger slices.
- SERVING TIP:.
- Place brown sugar in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of each glass and dip the edge into the sugar.
Wow, Anna, is this good. I am sitting here enjoying it as I type your review. So much flavor, it is light, refreshing, spicy, hot and slightly sweet. So very yummy. I just realized that I forgot to rim the glass in brown sugar, no worries I have lots left, can't wait to try it with the sugar added. Did I mention that it was quick and easy to make also. I made it and let it sit in the fridge for two days, that was the hard part. Was it ever worth the wait. I love limeade and this one gets 10*'s from me. Thanks so much for sharing gf. Made for Best of 2013.
I love this drink because it's so different! It's spicy and fizzy, so it's great for a hot summer day. The limeade tastes great with some tequila as well. The sliced peppers were my favorite part, and would not leave them out EVER. They even are good to eat after soaking in the limeade for a few days- YUM, like jalapeno candy! [Made & Reviewed for PRMR]
This drink is definitely a creative tasty drink. It's pretty different than any others I've tried and the funny thing is that I didn't add alcohol, but there's something in the background that tastes like there's slight alcohol tones (maybe it's wishful thinking). Very enjoyable for this Saturday night and I'm enjoying myself. Thanks Annacia for a nice experience!