Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lemonade with a Twist of Jalapeno

Hello Everybody!!!! 
I'm back from my cruise, feeling rested and energized, with a whole load of wonderful memories and interesting tales to tell. Good times just breeze past you, don't they???? The sun, clear blue waters, white sand and the salty breeze have had a magical effect on me and I feel inspired and raring to go like never before. 
The downside of travel is unpacking and picking up the pace again. So unpacking and doing laundry yesterday was no fun. So by afternoon I needed something refreshing to drink. Looked in the shelves of my fridge and sitting there were lemonade and ginger ale. A light bulb went off and thought of adding some jalapeno too. So came up with this portion and it tastes delightful. I love anything that has a zing to it and this sure does. The ginger ale adds the much needed fizz and the jalapeno adds the tinge of heat . It's a concoction you can whip up in minutes and looks deadly.

Lemonade with a twist

Ingredients: (Serving size 2)

2 cups  fresh chilled lemonade (keep a check on the sugar you add here as the ginger ale has it's own sugar content)  
3/4 cup  chilled ginger ale (I used Seagram's)
3-4 slices of jalapeno (more or less depending on the heat that you can take) 
1/4 " crushed ginger
a pinch of salt


Add all the ingredients together and let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Once all the flavors come together, pour into glasses and make sure you use a straw to sip into it (you don't want the jalapeno to get in the way of you enjoying your drink). Go ahead and make yourself a glass before summer fades away !!!!  

Love the punch  and flavor that a jalapeno brings to any dish
My son was trying to come up with a name for this concoction. Guess how it turned out : GINPENOADE (that's a combination of ginger, jalapeno and lemonade). Let me know what you think!!!

Stay tuned for more on Travel talk coming up this week.

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  1. It never crossed my mind to put jalapeno in lemonade but now it's like, "duh! It's so obvious."

    1. Thank you for stopping by at the east coast desi Opus. Would love to hear from you again.

  2. Hey Neena, nice to hear from you. Give it a try and let me know.

  3. Glad u enjoyed ur vacation.... I like to try anything spicy & I love lemonade... Gonna make it today... See u Sruthi.

  4. Hello Priya, Wonderful to hear from you. Hope u had a fun filled vacation too.


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