Friday, March 11, 2011

Ginger ~ Mint Lemonade

Prep Time: 1 hr
Yields: approx 2 liters

  1. Dark brown sugar - 1/4 cup
  2. White sugar - 3/4 cup
  3. Fresh grated ginger - 1 tbsp
  4. Fresh mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  5. Water - 1 cup + 2 cups + 8 cups
  6. Lemon juice - 1 cup (or) juice of 8 to 9 medium sized lemons
  7. Salt - 1 tsp (or) to taste
  1. Heat a cup of water in low flame; add brown sugar & sugar; stir until both the sugars are completely dissolved; switch off gas; strain; cover with lid & set aside to cool.
  2. Bring two cups of water to boil, add fresh grated ginger, fresh mint leaves; cover with lid & set aside for 20 min; strain; cover with lid & set aside to cool; discard ginger & mint leaves.
  3. Extract juice from eight to nine lemons, strain; cover with lid & set aside.
  4. Take a water jug/large vessel along with eight cups of water; add a cup of strained lemon juice, strained & cooled ginger-mint extract; strained sugar syrup, salt & stir well.
  5. Adjust salt, sugar & lemon juice according to taste.
  6. Store in plastic fridge bottles & refrigerate.
  7. Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
  • Can also exclude dark brown sugar & use only ordinary white sugar for the recipe
  • Can also serve along with a dash of chaat masala / roasted cumin powder / black salt.
  • Can also replace sugar with similar measure of honey.
  • For those who are calorie conscious, replace sugar with any other artificial sweetener.


  1. very refreshing soothing and thirst quenching.

  2. @kitchen queen: Thank you! Its a must to try out for forthcoming hot summer days!!!