Cilantro Limeade


Cilantro makes a surprisingly delicious addition to summer beverages.


  • ½ cup raw sugar

  • 1 cup cilantro sprigs, plus more for garnish

  • 1 cup seltzer

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (from 8 to 10 limes)

  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Make cilantro syrup: Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, add cilantro sprigs, and let steep 5 minutes. Strain, discard sprigs, and let cool.

  2. Stir together seltzer, lime juice, and 10 to 12 tablespoons syrup in a large pitcher. Serve over ice, garnished with cilantro and lime.

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