If you want to make a fancy beverage, add this one to your repertoire. It would be great at parties, lovely at a Mexican themed baby shower (we had one!) and just plain refreshing if you're sitting outside on a hot day. The cilantro isn't too pungent, so I'm pretty sure you could fool a few cilantro haters into drinking some. And who knows...you might convert a few people to Team Cilantro.
Try it and report back!
And we're off!
Juice the limes.
Make the simple syrup. Sugar & water. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Add the cilantro to the syrup. Let it steep for a bit.
Strain the syrup into a jar.
And if you're taking the show on the road you've got a jar of lime juice, simple syrup, bubbly water & cilantro/lime for garnish.
In a big pitcher, add in the lime and cilantro.
Pour in the bubbly water. Add the lime juice.
Add in the cilantro simple syrup. Take a taste and see if it needs more. Adjust accordingly.
Serve with a lime wedge and a little bit of cilantro.
Now that's REFRESHING.
recipe from Whole Living Magazine
• 1/2 cup raw sugar
• 1 cup cilantro sprigs, plus more for garnish
• 1 cup seltzer water
• 1 cup fresh lime juice (from 8 to 10 limes)
• Lime wedges, for garnish
Make cilantro syrup: Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, add cilantro sprigs, and let steep 5 minutes. Strain, discard sprigs, and let cool.
Stir together seltzer, lime juice, and 10 to 12 tablespoons syrup in a large pitcher. Serve over ice & garnish with cilantro and lime.