Makes 3 cups
Amped up lemonade with chile, mint and lime. Fun and yum.
3 cups ice cubes
2/3 cup lemonade concentrate
½ cup cold simple syrup (heat 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar over medium heat until sugar dissolves – refrigerate)
6 fresh mint leaves
½ – 1 jalapeno, optional (chopped, remove seeds and membranes or leave them for extra heat)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Garnish: extra mint and lime
Quarter one lime with the peel on. Juice the second lime.
In a blender, puree lime with peel, lime juice, lemonade concentrate, simple syrup, mint, jalapeno, and sea salt until slushy. Serve in chilled glasses with mint sprigs and lime slices.