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Summer Coolers ~ Ginger Mint Lemonade

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Ginger Mint Lemonade

Mint-y, ginger-y, tang-y lemonade – one of my favorite thirst quencher for those hot sultry days. Nothing to beat a homemade summertime beverage that is sure to please your family and friends at a picnic or barbeque party.

How to prepare Ginger Mint Lemonade

1. Prepare sugar syrup first by simmering a cup of water to which 2/3 cup sugar or brown sugar is added. Allow sugar to dissolve completely and cool. Keep aside.

2. In another vessel, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Turn off heat and add half a tbsp of chopped ginger and 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves. Place lid and allow to steep. After 10-15 mts, strain the liquid and cool. Discard mint and ginger.

3. Extract juice from 9-10 limes or approx 1 cup of lime juice. Strain and discard the seeds. Keep aside.

4. Take a pitcher and add 8-9 cups of cold water, add the extracted lime juice, cooled sugar syrup and ginger-mint infusion and combine. Add 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves and salt to taste and combine. Adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar syrup and if it needs to be more tart, add more lime juice.

5. Pour into glasses and serve with ice.

For those who want to avoid sugar, replace sugar syrup with a cup of honey or any sweetener of your choice. A pinch of roasted cumin powder or chaat masala powder can be added to each glass of lemonade for added flavor.

Ginger Mint Lemon Cooler

Summer Coolers ~ Ginger Mint Lemonade Recipe

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Yield: 8
Main Ingredients: lime mint ginger

Mint-y, ginger-y, tang-y lemonade – one of my favorite thirst quencher for those hot sultry days. A summertime beverage that is sure to please your family and friends at a picnic or barbeque party.

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By • May 5th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Drink - Sharbat Recipes, Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes

  • http://www.annarasaessenceoffood.blogspot.com/ Apu

    Lovely drink – I love mint and ginger – I love that you have steeped them in warm water for this drink!!

  • http://hemavinsamayaldiary.blogspot.com Hema

    Excellent combination of ginger, mint and lemon. Love to have.

  • http://tamalapaku.blogspot.com harini-jaya

    Refreshing lemonade indeed!! Nice addition of ginger and mint ..

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Sailu, love the click, it makes it even more tempting :)

  • http://gaurigharpure.blogspot.com Gauri

    Very nice! shall make it sometime…

  • Madhuri

    Wow, So refreshing! Perfect timing as i was fed up with the heat and looking for something to cool down. Thank you Sailu for another great recipe.

  • http://thediaryofadisplacedhousewife.blogspot.com/ The Housewife

    I remember having this in a restaurant in Bangalore on Lavelle road (don’t remember the name for the life of me! – I just like my grand mom now!!). I loved it when I had it! Will definitely try it out, its perfect for the crazy socal weather we’re having now… thanks for posting! :)

  • http://www.divya-dilse.blogspot.com Divya Vikram

    Perfect Summer Cooler :)

  • http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/ Madhavi

    Refreshing drink :))

  • http://deepthimuddu.blogspot.com josh

    Hi,
    Refreshingly cool. Got a bunch of mint for watermelon juice…shall use it for this too!!

  • Shubha

    Wow! looks tempting in this hot summer…
    Can the syrup be preserved without adding the cold water and fresh mint leaves so that we can prepare the syrup and use it multiple times….

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, sugar syrup can be refrigerated and used as and when required.

  • Oksana

    Do not add salt. I had to throw away my lemonade :(