Minty gingered lemonade

Minty gingered lemonade! Just what you need in this crazy crazy October heat and humidity and it also happens to be an amazing drink for Diwali meet and greet too.

Fresh mint, ginger syrup and a touch of lemon juice! Its super-refreshing, delicious and so pretty.


Back when I travelled to Hampi in 2017 with my 6 month old baby, I was obsessed with this drink called Lemon Nana which was served in pretty much all the cafes there. It was a fresh lemonade which was taken up a notch by adding pureed mint to make the drink even more amazing. Hampi is all about exploring the historical sites on foot and this drink used to really refresh and energize me when we would stop by at a café to take a break.


So this lemonade is basically inspired from Lemon Nana and instead of regular sugar syrup, I have made ginger syrup here because I love adding ginger in my drinks, especially the citrus ones. Remember the Orange and ginger masala lemonade I shared last year? Well oranges are in season and you must try this drink especially coz Diwali is approaching and guests love innovative welcome drinks.

Whoever has tried it, can't stop raving about it. There are so many drink recipes on the blog which are all innovative, simple and delicious. Do explore the recipe index and give them a try!

 This drink is so easy and tastes so good!

You can make ginger syrup in advance and refrigerate for 3-4 days and even pureed mint with a touch of lemon juice will sit in fridge for 2-3 days. Then all you have to do is assemble the drink together. Love love love the spicy kick of ginger in the drink!


But before that you must rim your glass with salt. Makes all the difference in the taste and looks lovely too.



This minty lemonade pair well with appetizers like Ultimate Mexican loaded nachos, Classic      hummus, Tandoori Vegetable Tikka and Roasted Potato wedges and Zero oil Potato rosti.

Its a type of drink which you will make again and again!



Gingery, minty lemonade which is super refreshing, hydrating and totally delicious

Type: Beverage
Diet: Vegetarian
Serving: Makes 4-5 glasses

Ingredients

Ginger syrup
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1+1/2 tbsp grated ginger

2 cups mint
Lemon juice

Method

Simmer water, sugar and grated ginger to simmer together in a pot over low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Once cooled, strain and reserve in a bottle and refrigerate.

Grind fresh mint leaves together and set aside with 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp water and set aside.

Assembling the drink

First of all, rub a lemon wedge on the edges of glass and then dip the rim in salt.

Add ginger syrup till 1/4 th level of the glass followed by 2-3 tsp of pureed mint.

Squeeze lemon juice (about 1-2 tsp per glass).

Top with cold water/soda water and mix with the help of spoon or stirrer.

Garnish with a lemon wedge and mint leaves and add more ice if required.

Serve immediately.



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