Habanada Pepper Soda
Boil water and sugar in a small saucepan just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.Advertisement
Wearing gloves if using a hot variety, halve peppers lengthwise and discard stem, seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in a medium heatproof bowl. Add lemon peel and stir in the simple syrup. Let cool, uncovered, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
To make the soda, strain the syrup into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and seltzer.
To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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