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Summer recipe: How to make lemon mint cooler

By Divya Nair
April 18, 2016 12:51 IST
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How do you beat the sweltering summer heat? Stir up a refreshing cooler using lemon and mint.

Lemon Mint Cooler

On my recent trip to Doha, Qatar, after an adventurous desert safari at noon, I was treated to this refreshing summer cooler ahead of lunch.

The essence of mint and lemon was just what I needed after the desert adventure.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 50 gm mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 50 gm crushed ice
  • Powdered sugar to taste
  • 50 ml soda

For garnish (optional)

  • Mint leaves
  • A slice of lemon

Method

  • In a blender, add mint leaves and 20 gm crushed ice. Blend well to a fine mixture.
  • In a glass pitcher, add lemon juice and powdered sugar.
  • Strain the mint mixture and add it to the pitcher.
  • When you are ready to serve, add soda and mix well.
  • In a tall glass, add remaining crushed ice.
  • Add the prepared juice. Check for sweetness.
  • Garnish it with mint leaves and lemon serve immediately.

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