Minty ginger lemon shots

Feel the minty coolness in every sip

It’s that time of the year when the heat waves are spreading its wings wide and strong across the length and breadth of the country, lashing out at every possible nook and corner. Sun burn, heat stroke, skin boils…all these terms pop up this time around. I’m not just hinting at the physical effects that the summer is having on us, but also the toll it takes on our mental health.

Summer around the corner, and my hands are glued to the refrigerator door. Until the previous summer, there used to be water filled bottles loaded in the refrigerator. This time around, tried to bring a positive change to this routine by using an earthen pot to store water, which turned out to be more refreshing and cooling. On the plus side, the fresh natural cool water from the pot doesn’t seem to adversely affect anyone’s throat unlike the fridge cold water. Am I not glad I started using it. 😀 So this is the best time to try using such better alternative options that could bring you one step closer to nature.

Earthen pots to store water being one of the options I adapted this summer season, we need to come up with similar options that can help us withstand the wild seasonal tantrums. One of the best ideas would be to introduce lots of fresh fruits and veggies into everyday diet. There cannot be anything more refreshing than fresh fruit juices during that mid-morning or evening break. Forget about the readymade fruit juices and try making fresh juices at home.

Here’s a hearty healthy drink that could soothe you down easily. And as mentioned, I have used the pot water instead of ice cubes for the natural freshness. Try this easy Minty ginger lemon shots for a pat of refreshment. Try out these other fruit juices as well, that’ll help you sail through this tough summer with a cool smile. 🙂 🙂 Strawberry smoothie, Chickoo date smoothie, Banana milkshake.


Minty ginger lemon shots

Ingredients:
Prep time: 15 ; Serves: 3 cups

  • Lemon – 5 nos.
  • Mint – Handful
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp.
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp.

Method:

  • Clean the mint leaves and ginger under running water and further cleanse by immersing in a bowl of fresh water with a tbsp. of vinegar.
  • Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl.
  • Remove the mint leaves and ginger from water and add to a mixer jar.
  • Add lemon juice, sugar and salt.
  • Blitz to a fine paste.
  • Strain the thick concoction and transfer the residue on the strainer back into the mixer.
  • Blend with half a cup of water.
  • Strain once again.
  • Serve topped with ice cubes.

Note:

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per taste.
  • If not serving immediately, you could strain the concoction and store in a Jar refrigerated. Add the required amount of water at the time of serving.
  • It is extremely important to thoroughly clean the mint leaves under running water and in vinegar soln. to remove all the pesticides that is sprayed on it.

Recipe steps:

  1. Cleanse the mint leaves and ginger by immersing in a bowl of fresh water with a tbsp. of vinegar.
  2. Minty ginger lemon shotsSqueeze lemon juice into a bowl.
  3. Minty ginger lemon shotsAdd the cleaned mint leaves and ginger into a mixer jar.
  4. Minty ginger lemon shotsPour the lemon juice and add sugar and salt to the jar.
  5. Minty ginger lemon shotsMinty ginger lemon shotsBlend to a fine paste.
  6. Minty ginger lemon shotsStrain the thick concoction and transfer the residue on the strainer back into the mixer.
  7. Minty ginger lemon shotsBlitz with half a cup of water. Strain once again. Serve immediately topped with ice cubes or store refrigerated in an airtight jar.Minty ginger lemon shots
 

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