Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, One Pot Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lemonade with a Kick


My mom had a pitcher of this going when I was home in Maine last week. Naturally I came home with a cold and whipped up a batch of Cayenne Lemonade to clear the airways and stay hydrated. It’s also great mocktail, especially with a 1:1 ratio of lemonade and seltzer for a fizz. I realize that the recipe is completely subjective; my mom made hers sweeter and mine came out a bit more tart. Toss in some lemon slices and cucumber and you have the simplest drink to feel like every day is a spa day.

Ingredients (makes 8 c).

  • 8 c water (at room temp)
  • 1 c fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 T agave
  • 1 t cayenne


  1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Mix well.
    • It may help to add agave to a small jar with warm water. Cap the jar and shake well to mix.
    • This is all by taste, so add more/less agave and/or cayenne accordingly!
  2. Stir well before pouring. Serve over ice and with lemon and/or cucumber slices.
  3. Sip and enjoy!

This is my mom’s recipe :)

Single Serving.

  • 1 c water
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 t agave
  • Dash of cayenne (1/8 t)


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