Verde Sparkling Refreshers

First, let’s start with the Verde Syrup made with Underwood Ranches Verde Hot Sauce. This recipe makes about 1 ½ c or 12 oz, so enough for about 8 drinks.

*Verde Syrup

  • 1 c water
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 2 t UR Verde Hot Sauce (or more as needed)

Heat water in a pan and dissolve sugar. Let cool and pour into a mason jar. Add Verde and the lid and shake. You can store in the refrigerator for about a week or so.

Lime Verde Sparkling                                                      

Makes 2 drinks

  • 3 oz (2 shots or 6 T) *Verde Syrup
  • 3 oz lime juice, fresh
  • ice
  • sparkling water, about 1/3 c or so

Add syrup, lime juice and about 1 c of ice to a shaker. Shake for about 20 seconds or until cold. Strain into 2 short glass tumblers full of fresh ice and then top with sparkling water. Can add tequila or vodka instead of the water. Garnish with jalapeno and lime slices.

Strawberry Verde Sparkling

Makes 2 drinks

  • 1 c strawberries, quartered
  • 10 mint leaves, sliced into strips
  • 3 oz (2 shots or 6 T) *Verde Syrup
  • 3 oz lime juice, fresh
  • ice
  • sparkling water, about 1/3 c or so

Blend strawberries and mint until pureed. Add syrup, lime juice and about 1 c of ice and blend until smooth. (can use a small blender) Pour mixture into 2 tall glasses full of fresh ice and then top with sparkling water. Can add rum or tequila instead of the water. Garnish with strawberry and jalapeno slices and a sprig of mint.

Karen 9.8.2020