October is back with a vengeance and the heat gets to me each and every day. The worse part is that no matter how much water I drink, I still feel sapped and somehow my thirst is never quenched. I realized after some experimenting, that lemonade is the best way to go to beat the heat, lose the weight and get in your intake of 2 litres of water daily! (So many good points )
So let’s quickly run you guys through some versions of lemonade that I have tried and are all easy and fun to make on a hot and sultry day!
Normal lemonade (Nimboo Paani):
Use the juice of one lemon, 200 ml soda, 5-6 mint leaves, 300 ml water and 2 tbsp sugar.
Crush the mint leaves, and mix the water, sugar and lemon juice and mix and stir. Top with soda. Tadaa! Half a litre of lemonade, all ready! (Add more or less sugar depending on how sweet your like your drink!)
Whether you are making this at home, or having it at the local stall on the road for 5 bucks, this is the most easy way to beat the crazy heat!
However, it is easy to get bored of too much lemon juice. In this case, I have two yummy alternatives which taste just as good!
Use the juice of half a lemon, 300 ml soda, 5-6 mint leaves, 200 ml apple juice and sugar if needed (The apple juice already has sugar!)
Use the same preparation as above. And tadaa. Something different. And yumm!
There are times when I love the sweetness that the litchi juice has, along with the sharp contrast against the tang of the lemon. So, here goes nothing!
Use the juice of half a lemon, 300 ml water , 5-6 mint leaves, 200 ml litchi juice and sugar if needed (The juice already has a lot of sugar!)
Repeat the above instructions to make this. And bam! You are done!
When to make this:
- To beat the October heat, ofcourse
- To make a big lot of coolers for a party (Very very very easy to make!)
- A drink for a night when you are off alcohol
- Picnic drinks
- Drink for a night when you are driving
- Diet Drinking! \m/ Simply make the first regular lemonade, replace the sugar with honey and viola! Instant low calorie drink!
Well, we have some more beat the heat recipes coming up. Stay tuned and watch this space for more.
Okay, okay, done with all the advertising! Have a good Monday and a crazy fun week ahead!
Oh, and I almost forgot. If virgin lemonades are not your calling, you might considering adding some white rum, or even better – tequila! There I just made your day, didn’t I?!