Last week I posted a Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup. It’s a great recipe to make in advance, store in fridge and use when ready. Try this non-alcoholic bubbly beverage for a sweet and spicy, but refreshing drink! Too spicy for kids, but you could certainly make the syrup without the jalapeno for a non spicy version! 🙂
1/4 cup Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup
Carbonated water (plain or lime flavored)
Fresh blackberries and a lime wedge or wheel for garnish
Pour syrup into tall glass filled with ice
Fill rest of glass with bubbly water and garnish with fresh blackberries and lime
As Blackberries start to ripen, this is a GREAT base recipe that you can make up to a week in advance and store in your fridge. I’ll post a couple of drinks next week! Jalapeno adds a lot of heat, but you could certainly leave that out if you want a non spicy syrup!
Ingredients (makes 1 ½ cups)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a brief boil over medium heat.
Transfer the syrup to a blender and add the blackberries and the jalapenos. Blend until smooth. To extract the seeds, pour through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container or mason jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
These are delicious! I mean how could they not be? Cheese filled jalapeno peppers wrapped in bacon and baked to crispy perfection! These must be a total crowd pleaser – an awesome app for any season! Enjoy. 🙂
12 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeds removed (keep a few seeds if you like spicy – as the seeds hold the heat!). And a note of caution – don’t touch your eyes while chopping. The oil from the seeds is very hot!
1 8oz block of cream cheese
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
6 strips of bacon, halved
Mix cream and cheddar cheeses
Fill jalapeno pepper half with cheese mixture and put on the other half
Wrap in bacon
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy (use broiler for a few minutes at end for extra crispiness if needed!)
A deliciously refreshing icy dessert for hot summer days (or Christmas holiday season). The Jalapeno adds a bit of heat (you can remove the seeds for a milder taste), so this is not really a kid dessert. Someone mentioned topping oysters on the half shell with this spicy-sweet ice, but I have not been that brave yet. 🙂
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/3 cup sugar
4 mint sprigs
1 jalapeno pepper, slices
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to boil
Cover and remove from het, let stand for 15 minutes
Strain cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a baking dish, discard solids
Cool to room temperature, stir in lime juice
Cover and freeze.
Once frozen, remove mixture from freezer and scrape with a fork until fluffy