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“Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • ice cube (about 2 cups)
  • 8 meyer lemons
  • 1 dash sugar cane syrup or simple syrup
  • 4 sprigs fresh peppermint, leaves torn
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wheels
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 1 dash of soda water or seltzer water
  • 2 vanilla beans, for garnish


  1. Into a pitcher, put about 2 scoops of ice cubes.
  2. Squeeze in the juice of 8 Meyer lemons or 8 regular lemons in a pinch! Add several dashes of sugar cane syrup. Add the leaves of 2 fresh mint sprigs, torn into pieces. Add a few lemon wheels for garnish. Add 4 ounces of Tequila and give it a stir.
  3. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  4. When serving, put the ice in tall glasses, and pour the Tequila Lemonade over the top. Top up with a splash of fizzy soda water. Garnish each glass with a wheel of lemon, a vanilla bean, a sprig of mint, and a paper umbrella.

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