Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MINTY LEMONADE

When I was young, my mom used to prepare lime juice with lemon, water, sugar and salt. Also if anyone visit our place she does this with no time because its the simple ingredients that we usually have at home. That is the real flavour of lime juice and its soo simple and can be prepared at any time. But these days we get readymade lemonade juice or concentrate where people drink rather than squeezing a lime. Me too among them. I buy lemonade and to make it more flavourful and fresh I add mint leaves. I love the sweetness and the tangy flavour. Its the unbelievable refreshing that I can't stop drinking it.


INGREDIENTS.

1 cup Lemonade juice.

Sugar ( optional)

6 to 7 Mint leaves.

Ice cubes.

2 tbsp Water.

GARNISH.

Mint stem.

METHOD.

In a steel glass add mint leaves , and water. Crush them with a wooden stick till all the minty flavour comes out of the leaf. Strain them. Its ok if there are small bits of leaves. Add lemonade and ice cubes. Garnish and serve cold.



Enjoy!!

31 comments:

notyet100 said...

lovely click suma,..:-)

Cynthia said...

Always a winner and refreshing.

meeso said...

That's a pretty glad of lemonade!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

your recipes are always simple and yummy Suma.

DEESHA said...

i love lemonade too. Very refreshing. very pretty looking glass suma

Cham said...

Very refreshing drink!

Dershana said...

very nice picture, suma

Ann said...

Thats truly a refreshing drink suma..

Kitchen Flavours said...

lemon juice is all time favourite refreshing drink.... Adding mint is gr8 idea. Love the glass too...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,pretty glass with that refreshing drink inside:)

Asha said...

Very pretty glass, love it! :)

Happy cook said...

Beautiful, it will be delcious for summer.

Laavanya said...

I was the official lemon juice maker as a kid :) My secret ingredient was a tiny pinch of salt. The mint must be a nice, refreshing touch.

Suma Rajesh said...

thank u gals...

Valarmathi said...

Wow refreshing drink with mint flavour, very good and simple one.

Vibaas said...

Looks refreshing! :)

n33ma said...

Nice pic....tangy and minty wow.

roopa said...

This is one drink I cherish most :) very good for digestion too if ginger is added.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

you reminded me of the days we used to come tired from the scorching sun and manjasshi would have her stock of lime juice in the fridge... it used to feel like heaven then.....

your glass of lemonade is sooooooo tempting!!!

Nithya Praveen said...

Lovely click Suma,a healthy drink too.

Priya said...

I love this greeny wonder, prefect for hot summer days, lovely click..

Premyscakes said...

Thats really cool lemonade.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Lime Juice has always been a favorite.This looks really refreshing. I like fresh lime soda too very much, the soda substituting plain water adds a great punch to the traditional lime juice.

Usha said...

Minty lemonade looks refreshing Suma...great pictures !

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all..

Nandukka,
Yes ur correct..I too remember those days specially when bhavu drinks holding the vessel full of limejuice as it is...hehehe

Vandana
Gud idea of adding soda...its really taste good..

Roopa
Adiing the extra flvour of ginger just doubled the taste..Will try next time..thanks for sharing.

Curry Leaf said...

:P Soooooooooo tempting.I too prefer store bought ones or tang lemon flavour than homemade ones.Addition of mint is more refreshing.Will try next time.Also ginger,saw ur reply to rupa

Resh said...

drink looks so cool and refreshing in that beautiful glass!

vidhas said...

Looks refreshing and cool. surely try.

Andhra Flavors said...

looks very freshing. and wonderful presentation suma.

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yummy n delicious!
Microwave oven series is going on!
join with us in the EFM-Microwave Oven Series!
glass is very fine!

Uj said...

Limbiya Sherbet till date happens to be my fav drink. I also love to lemon juice with salt and soda. Very nice click