Enjoy Delicious Pepper Infused Beverages

If you are looking for the prefect pairing of drinks and beverages for your next party or BBQ, look no further. These two beverages are going to be the hit of the party and will go perfectly with any mild pepper flavored meats that you are serving.  What a great addition to the celebration of pepper!

Jalapeno Pepper Wines: The Jalapeno pepper is a great pepper to use in homemade wine recipes. Most of the Jalapeno wines made don’t use just the pepper, they combine the pepper with a variety of fruits such as grapes and apples. These type of wines can be enjoyed straight from the bottle, chilled or at room temperature or you can use these wines while cooking, especially to season beef, fish and poultry dishes. If you don’t have the time or skills to make your own Jalapeno infused wine, you can find several wineries online that sell this type of wine.

Jalapeno Pepper Lemonade: The Jalapeno pepper is also a great pepper to use in homemade lemonade recipes. When it comes to make this homemade lemonade all you need is 1 Jalapeno pepper, 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, 7 fresh lemons and enough cold water to fill a 2 quart beverage pitcher. You will want to wash your pepper, remove the stem, membranes and seeds. Cut the pepper into very thin strips and place them into a 2 quart saucepan. Add in the granulated sugar (we like ours sweet so we use 1 1/2 cups of sugar but you can use more or less according to your own taste), along with 3 cups of water. Simmer this mixture for 3-4 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Use a handheld strainer to pour the mixture into your beverage pitcher, discard the pepper pieces. Add cold water to the beverage pitcher to fill it up. Stir really well and place into the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours before serving. If you don’t have the time to make your own Jalapeno Pepper Lemonade you can find pre-made mixes out in the marketplace at specialty kitchen and cooking sites.

Next time you are planning a party or BBQ, why not try one or both of these delicious pepper infused beverage ideas. You will be the talk of the town and a very popular person.  Enjoy!

 

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