Okay, this flavor sounds a little out there. It wasn’t too bad though, and not nearly as strong as you would think. It gives a slight, fresh salsa after taste to the lemonade, and Cilantro complements the sour lemons pretty well. It may not be my favorite lemonade creation, but if someone pours me a glass of Cilantro Lemonade, I will enjoy it.
Like the Vanilla before it, this flavor was mixed into the simple syrup rather than the finished lemonade. As you can see below, it turns the sugar-water combo a nice green color.
Muddle* (yes, I learned a new word) about half a dozen Cilantro sprigs and toss them into the simple syrup. Let them sit in the syrup for about fifteen minutes or longer so the flavor can soak in.
* muddle means grind the leaves a little bit with the back of a spoon so the cilantro oils will leak out and flavor the syrup
- 1 cup Lemon Juice
- 1 cup simple syrup with muddled cilantro leaves removed (lemon zest to taste)
- 6 cups water