Chile and Herb Infused Lemonade
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 4
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed Aleppo pepper
  • 2 or 3 strips fresh lemon zest
  • 1 large handful fresh lemon balm, or other lemon-scented herb
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon slices and/or more fresh herbs, as garnish
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the water with the honey, Aleppo pepper, lemon zest, and lemon balm. Heat to a low boil and then remove from heat and let it steep for ten to fifteen minutes.
  2. Strain the infusion through a fine sieve and add it to your serving pitcher along with the fresh lemon juice. Taste to adjust honey and/or lemon juice as desired. Add in a few cups of crushed ice and the lemon slices and reserved fresh herbs, and serve.
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