Habanero Lemonade

Habanero lemonade plays with fire in all the right ways. This is one seriously bold drink that’s full of contrasts: tangy and sweet, fiery and thirst quenching. And (for the adults over 21 in the room), it’s a delicious pairing with vodka or bourbon for a memorable spicy cocktail.

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If habanero peppers are too fiery for you, take a look at our jalapeño lemonade instead. Jalapeño peppers are just a hint of spice compared to the extra-hot spiciness of the habanero. Plus, they may be easier to source if your grocer tends not to stock the spiciest of chilies.

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habanero lemonade

Habanero Lemonade

Fiery and refreshing
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 16 servings
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 gallon water
  • 12 lemons
  • 3 habanero peppers seeds removed and sliced
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Lemon slices for serving, optional

Instructions
 

  • Halve the lemons, then squeeze out the juice into a bowl. Set the bowl to the side.
  • Pour 2 cups of water into a pot and add the sugar. Bring the pot to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer.
  • Add the habanero peppers to the sugar water and continue to simmer the mix for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, then remove the habanero slices from the water.
  • Place the remaining water in a large pitcher, then add the sugar water and lemon juice. Stir well.
  • Put the pitcher into the refrigerator and allow the lemonade to chill for 30 minutes to one hour, at minimum.
  • Serve over ice. Add lemon slices (optional).

Notes

Want it spicier? increase the amount of habanero used. We do not recommend leaving the habanero slices in the lemonade.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 11, 2022 to include new content.
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