I love learning from my friends – so the other day I invited Christopher Remaley over to my office to teach us how to make his Spicy Lemonade juice. Chris is a Michelin-star trained chef and knows how to make a GREAT tasting juice. He was the personal chef to Robert De Niro – which was amazing – but Chris told me how the job’s long hours and constantly being on the go nearly ran his body down! Chris learned to heal through juicing and now, living here in Singapore – he started Rejuicenate, a juice cleansing system for those of us feeling a bit run down.
Chris was excited to share his recipes with us but, because what we’re striving for is a healthy balance in life, he even showed me how to take our morning juice and spike it – into a healthy weekend cocktail! How fun is that?! Grab the recipe, invite your friends around – you’re going to love this!!
First we start with the juice. This is such a refreshing and detoxifying drink – loaded with antioxidants and vitamins – it’s got a spicy kick that wakes up your body and boosts your metabolism. You’ll be looking forward to your morning lemonade for sure!
Chris Remaley’s Spicy Spiked Lemonade Recipe
pro juicing tip: make a big batch, store it in a mason jar filled to the very rim to prevent oxygen exposure. Keeps for 3 days in the fridge.
Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
- 14 ounces (1 3/4 cups) of alkalized water
- 3-4 juiced medium lemons
- a few dashes of cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- pinch of sea salt to bring out the flavours
If you don’t have a jar of agave nectar in the cupboard, don’t fret it. You can substitute it with honey. The agave will yield a sweeter batch that the honey just can’t match. You can substitute filtered water for alkalised if need be, but alkalised is much more hydrating and detoxifying.
- cut the rinds off the lemons
- switch on your juicer. Chris loves his Norfolk and uses it in his business. Check out my favorite juicers here.
- juice all your lemons and mix in the water, salt, cayenne pepper powder and your choice of sweetener. Chris loves the flavour of agave, he finds that because it’s sweet, he can use less than if he used honey.
Then, the next time you have your friends around – pull out your mason jar of Spicy Lemonade, add a splash of vodka and you’ll have a refreshing and absolutely delicious cocktail to share! Light and fresh, this would make a perfect picnic or brunch drink.
photography by: Jeff Samaniego