137. basil mint lemon drink
Whenever my son Niku comes down home for a holiday, its fun to have him in the kitchen working with me. Not only do we bond while cooking but I also get to learn a lot of things from him. A slight change here or an addition there makes a whole difference to a recipe. Just a few days ago he made a simple but absolutely delicious lemon drink. I would go through the whole procedure of allowing the herb to steep in hot water, but he just whizzed this recipe within 5 minutes. If you have the ingredients in your fridge, then this drink can be served without any hassles to unexpected guests.
- Squeeze out the juice from the lemons.
- Chop the mint and basil leaves roughly.
- Add all the ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender. Add 8 spoons of sugar initially. Can add more if required after you taste it.
- Blend it till the leaves are finely chopped.
- Pour the juice into 4 serving glasses.
- Add ice cubes and serve immediately.
- Instead of sugar, use artificial sweetener or honey.
- Can use only mint or basil leaves.
- Mince the leaves in a herb mill without water. Add lemonade and serve. If you use lemonade, don’t add any sugar.
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|lemongrass and mint iced tea
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