I know this ain't no cookin' blog, but when I tweeted about this delightful new concoction that I have been making at home, people were clamoring for me to blog it.
I AM HERE TO SERVE. For there record, everything here is approximate..I'm not really a perfectionist. It's hard to make this wrong, unless of course you hate spicy things and then you may be very very upset. Are you ready for ginger basil jalepeno lemonade? You are, I know you are.
GET SOME LEMONS. Squeeze about 6 or 7, depending on their size and how big yr pitcher is. I use this glass thing, I got it for 25 cents and the Hester Street fair and it's pretty boss.
Pickiest but most important step: Strain yr lemon juice.
No one wants pits or pulp in there, believe me- I skipped this part once and my bf was like wtf is wrong with this drink, ew. Before I got this little strainer thing (cheap) I just used one of those mesh tea infuser ball things, worked fine, just kinda slow. DO YOUR THING, I WANT YOU TO BE YOU.
Get all the good stuff togeths.
I like a handful of basil, a quarter sized chunk of ginger (grated), and 3/4 of a fat jalapeno sliced superthin on a mandolin (my favorite thing ever, I just want to make paperskinny slices of everything in my kitchen) keeping the seeds.
Throw it all in the pitcher. I squeeze a big glug of Agave in there to sweeten it, but you could add sugar. Whatevs. Fill water to the top and make it cold cold cold.
Warning: This shiz is addictive. I basically bought this basil plant to aid in the ability to make this lemonade every day, if need be. Aces with tequila. Or vodka.
Go forth and drank !
EDIT: if you want it EXTRA SPICY (like, really really spicy)..add about a cup of superhot/boiling water to the ingredients before the cold water- it will make the peppers bloom and get INTENSE..you've been warned!