Thursday, 22 May 2014

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

#Edited: This recipe was featured at Tasty Tuesday Creative kids weekly party on 13th January 2015.

Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, though this is not my favorite season, but I like it when everything is green around here in Calgary. The best part of summer for me is when my grand children run around in the garden and enjoy their water bath with sprinklers, I know running around the garden means, coming again and again for a glass of water. Even us, in summer, we drink endless glasses of water.



Lemonade is the best summer drink and this recipe is very easy to make and very little ingredients are required. In this lemonade, no preservative or colour is added and it can last in the fridge for one month or more. I call it all-season-drink because it helps in managing symptoms like nausea, disturbances in stomach or indigestion. According to my explanation, it sounds like this is a medicine but actually it is a cool drink which I can say from personal experience that it helps in managing these symptoms.

In 2011, I went to Delhi in July, to enjoy my holidays, which is the onset of the monsoon rains. This season is not good if you are traveling to Delhi because it is very hot and humid. Almost every day in the evening I was feeling uncomfortable as if I can not breathe properly or some thing like that because of the humidity. This lemonade was the only remedy, with added black salt and black pepper. A cool glass of this was all I needed to cool me down.




Instead of buying from the shop it is better to make lemonade at home. I tried many ready made ones from the shops but never enjoyed the taste as compared to this home made one. It is much better compared to fizzy drinks. According to Ayurveda, lemons have a cooling effect on the skin because they help us sweat and sweat facilitates the elimination of toxin through the skin so it is good in summer.

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

-1 kg sugar
-300 ml lemon juice ( 6-8 big lemons)
-½ litter water for syrup

Black salt and pepper to taste, few leaves of mint.
(to be added later individually for one serving)

METHOD
  1. Put water and sugar in a pot on a medium flame to make sugar syrup.
  2. One thread sugar syrup is required, it will take 15-20 minutes. Leave it to cool.
  3. Squeeze the juice from lemons carefully, and measure 300ml.
  4. When the sugar syrup is cold add the lemon juice in it.
  5. Keep in a sterilize glass jar or bottle is the fridge.

When serving add 2-3 tablespoon of this lemonade (according to your taste) in a 250 ml cold water with some ice cubes, sprinkle pinch black salt and black pepper in it (optional), add few chopped fresh mint leaves. This can be served with or without food.

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25 comments:

  1. Nice pics! The glass of lemonade is ready to be grabbed!

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  2. I love making lemonade but I've always done it already diluted for drinking straight away. I must try your method #recipeoftheweek

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    1. Yes, you can try and it is easy to make. This lemonade is always there in my fridge.

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  3. That looks absolutely wonderful. So refreshing. I must make some soon! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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    1. Thanks Lucy for visiting my blog and reading the post.

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  4. This looks lovely and refreshing! Thank you for sharing your delicious lemonade recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  5. Homemade lemonade is always best, thanks for sharing sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am looking forward for more events like that.

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  6. Very intrigued! The most unique lemonade I have every seen! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

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  7. Lovely pictures - I love homemade lemonade! Thanks again for joining in with #FoodieFriday New Roundup & Linky open x

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    1. Thanks very much. I will join the party again.

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  8. This looks yummy, love pictures :)
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  9. This looks so delicious and refreshing! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

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  10. This looks wonderful - I would never have thought about putting black pepper in lemonade xx

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    1. Thanks , you can try black pepper and black salt, it tastes really good.

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    2. Black salts commercial name is Himalayan pink salt, it tastes really good in lemonade.

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  11. A great summer favorite and your recipe for homemade Lemonade looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Yummy! perfect for summer!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks Elaine, yes I will see you tomorrow.

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