Cilantro Lime Tequila Spritzer with Jalapeño Slices :
2 cups water
½ cups sugar
½ cup cilantro, plus 8 'sprigs'
1 liter club soda
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 small limes)
8 ounces tequila, or less depending on taste
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced into rounds
In a medium pot add water, sugar, and cilantro. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes to make a simple syrup. Strain out cilantro and discard. Chill the simple syrup mixture in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours or freeze for 1 hour to speed up the process.
In a large bowl combine chilled syrup, club soda, lime juice, tequila; stir. Serve over ice with a sprig of cilantro and top each drink with 2-3 jalapeño slices.
FUCKING EPIC AND SPICY AND DEEEELICIOUS AND REFRESHING! Boom.