habanero lemonade
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Habanero Lemonade

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings

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.