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