"Refreshingly yellow, with properties great
Cools your nerves, and provides the shade,
Drips of chill, that soak that throat
Parched and burnt, it wins your vote,
Make a jug full, sip all day
A crowd pleaser, keeping infection at bay!"
Summer is all about cool drinks. From bubbles to lemonades, everyone brings out their A game to create their own versions of the best thirst-quenching, throat soothing, ice crackling jugs of flavour. Summer is also about outdoor activities, public spaces, and germs. Lots of germs. So for this recipe, I decided to fuse the ever popular Indian Nimbu Pani (sweet & salty lemonade) with a touch of health. After all, what could be better than having your lemonade and drinking immunity too ;)
Juice of 2 large lemons
Juice from 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger (optional)
4 glasses of water
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1-1.5 teaspoons rock salt (kala namak)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Ice & mint/cilantro leaves to serve
Raspberries/Blueberries to serve
Mix all the ingredients together in a jug till the sugar and honey is completely dissolved. Adjust sweetness/salt as per liking. Serve chilled over ice with fresh fruits for a burst of colour and flavour.
A great refreshing summer drink that not only quenches thirst, but also provides anti-inflammatory immunity against all those icky summer germs!
How do you like your lemonade? Leave a comment!