Since the first day of Ramadan, we have got addicted to these extremely simple to make and so very refreshing drinks to have at iftaar, (when we break our fast at sunset).
These cool sips can give the best drinks in the world a run for thier money!
I am sure all of you have had lemonade or nimbu-paani?
but have you made it with fresh mint?
I have bunches of fresh mint that are just waiting to be used, in my teenie tiny vegetable patch.
So I put a big handful of mint leaves, some sliced lemons, crushed them together with the back of a spoon so that the mint flavors mingle with the lemon slices...
+water) that I had made earlier.
Leave it to chill a little in fridge, and the flavors to really seep in.
and voila- you have fresh minty lemonade to quench your thirst with!!
Another drink that is a must have at my Iftaar table is freshly made watermelon juice.
doesn't it look pretty?
with no added sugar, refreshing cool and sweet!
So, for this drink, just take chunks of freshly cut watermelon, put in the blender... give it a whizz.
No need to strain, coz it becomes liquid in no time.
Keep in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours, then pour in individual long glasses with ice-cubes, garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a slice of lemon.
Just for a variation, I also like it with a sprig of mint and a dash of lemon, sometimes.
So enjoy these refreshing drinks in the summers and stay cool and hydrated!