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May 2, 2012

Lime n’ Mint Spiced Drink


We had a day off yesterday. We made mighty plans for the May day. Husband dear had planned to take our little daughter and me out to the jungle to show the wild habitat. A trip to Bannerghatta national park for our little toddler followed by the jungle safari was on our agenda. The day before, I got busy scuffling through the bags packing bottle and baby food required for the little one the next day. We were eagerly looking forward to spending an entire day outside in the jungle along with the company of lions and tigers. Plans flopped when my husband found out that the zoo and jungle safari were closed Tuesdays. Instead, we made it to the Namma Metro ride in the late afternoon, followed by a stroll on Brigade road, some cold coffee to soothe our thirst, return ride by Metro and called it a day.


For the day we had a hand, we relaxed through the morning wrapping up regular kitchen chores. The little baby went to her usual nap post her breakfast and I got busy cleaning up the kitchen counter. A small bunch of mint leaves, picked and washed left over from the morning breakfast of Pudina Paratha lay untouched. A green chilli lay there right next to it. I probably forgot to use all of the mint and chillies.

This Lime n’ Mint Spiced Drink was a welcome outcome of my forgetfulness :).


Lime n’ Mint Spiced Drink

INGREDIENTS

Juice from 2 limes
Handful of fresh mint leaves
1 green chilli
500 ml. chilled water
Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a blender, add a handful of fresh mint leaves along with a green chilli and blend well. Add in about 50 ml. water, lime juice and salt to taste and blend again. Transfer to a tall glass jug. Top it up with remaining cold water and shake well. Add in more lime juice if you like it tart and tangy. Stir well. Serve.


Lime juice served cold with mint crushed in a blender along with a green chilli, salt and pepper is a warm drink that can do equally good to you on chilly winters or hot summer noon. To keep it rustic, I did not sieve through. But if you want it clear, just sieve through and serve chilled. To make the drink pretty, just dip the rim of glass in some of the juice, roll it over some salt and then pour the juice. Stick a lime slice on the side and you are set to go!

20 comments :

  1. Mint lemonade looks great. Must have a fresh feel to sipping it.

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  2. Love the flavor of mint ! Live the clicks

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  3. nice flavorful drink :)
    lovely clicks.

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  4. I make a sweet drink with this combo. Never thought of a spicy drink.. Beautiful pictures

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  5. so flavorful and refreshing!

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  6. wow very refreshing and your clicks are awesome...

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  7. Beautiful clicks dear..Drink looks tempting and refreshing...

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  8. Yum ...love anything with mint and this looks fab ...nice shots

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  9. very refreshing drink..love it

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  10. Woww.... lovely and refreshing drink.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. The flavour of the drink would be amazing. And of course refreshing.

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  12. Lovely refreshing drink. Like the hint of spice :)

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  13. Super refreshing drink, fantastic flavours.

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  14. This looks so so good. I could drink one now and it's only breakfast time!

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  15. The martini looks so cute and nice drink recipe :)

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  16. I miss Brigade road so, much but it as heart wrenching to see the Metro on M G Road, a part of my childhood died all over again :(

    The drink looks superb.

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  17. I have added a slit green chilie and crushed mint leaves to lemonade, but this procedure is new. Will try it for sure.

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  20. Refreshing drink and lovely clicks..looks so tempting!

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