Cilantro Tequila Lemonade

June 29, 2012


Let’s cool off a bit.

I’m about to head out of town for a long, lazy week in the mountains with the family. I could not be happier about this. As the summer days grow longer and hotter, I find myself craving all things cool and refreshing. Like this lemonade.

It’s as sassy as my blueberry vodka lemonade, with a bit more sophistication and zip. Like a tequila version of a mojito. I can’t wait for one of these on the porch with a magazine and a dog at my feet.

a small bunch of cilantro, minced (save some for garnish)
lemons, sliced (save some for garnish)

Directions: First, sugar the rim of your cocktail glass. Do this by wiping the rim with a moist paper towel (or a bit of tequila!) and dip into the sugar.


Add ice and one part tequila.


Add the cilantro.


And a splash of seltzer and two parts lemonade.


A slice of lemon.


And a straw.




Hope you have a restful 4th of July! I’ll see you in a week or so.

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Amberly July 5, 2012 at 2:56 am

Yum! This looks delish, and I love the cilantro idea!!

Nicole July 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I am *so* going to use my Cilantro to try this out. Would it be good with any other herbs, I wonder?

Just wanted to say thanks for always posting such well-designed and properly explained recipes–oh, and for all of the pictures of the process! ^.^

lauren @ the talking kitchen June 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm

i cannot wait to try this. kudos to you for coming up with yet another way to drink herbs, I have never heard of a cilantro drink before… rosemary, thyme, basil… but never cilantro. yay!

Angie@Angie's Recipes June 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

What a creative use of cilantro! It looks very tasty too.

laura @ June 30, 2012 at 4:04 am

YES! I adore cilantro. It’s so versatile, how could I have not ever thought to put it in a drink?! Cheers, thanks for the inspiration :)

brandi June 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

i love this! great idea and new use of cilantro.

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