Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cucumber Mint Cooler





A glass of fresh lemonade is always a welcome relief on a hot sunny day. I remember I started making lemon juice on my own when I was around 10 years old, but my daughter who’s just 7 surprised me the other day, by preparing this refreshing juice. And she even presented it with a straw and a slice of lemon. Now our family has totally stopped tea in the evenings and look forward to a chilled glass of lemon juice prepared by my daughter.

Now, if you are a person who likes experimenting with your cold drinks, then here is a refreshing way to do so. This summer, try this cucumber lemonade, with the freshness of cucumber, mint and lemon. There are many variations to this drink you can try, apart from the one mentioned below like use honey to sweeten the drink instead of sugar. Why think of only sweet juices, you could completely skip the sugar and spice up the drink with some black pepper powder and chaat masala.



What you'll need
  1. Cucumber – 2 cups, peeled and chopped
  2. Mint – 8 to 10 Leaves
  3. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp *
  4. Sugar – 2 tbsp*
  5. Salt – ½ tsp
  6. Water – 1.5 cup
  7. Ice Cubes

Method
  1. In a blender, add the cucumber pieces, mint leaves, sugar and salt and grind.
  2. Strain using a fine strainer, add the water while straining.
  3. Add the ice cubes in serving glasses and pour the drink over it. Serve chilled, garnished with a cucumber slice and sprig of fresh mint.



Note:
  1. Adjust lemon juice and sugar according to taste.
  2. For a variation, skip the sugar and spice it up with some black pepper and chat masala.

19 comments:

Akila said...

Wow at 7 yrs she prepared lemon juice.. Wow simply great.... you mint cucumber cooler must be very refreshing for sure...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

That's a super good combo !

Nagashree said...

It is a definite thirst quencher, even looking at the glass makes me refreshed :-). I usually make the chat masala version like you have noted.

kitchen queen said...

refreshing and thirst quenching drink.

Sona S said...

refreshing cooler!

Rita Bose said...

Refreshing and delicious! Tempting clicks,Kaveri! :)

Shweet Spicess said...

Very Refreshing!! Heading to make one :P Have Cucumbers lying around in fridge lolz

Mythreyi said...

Interesting Cooler, Never made any drink with Cucumber... will try your recipe soon..

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Radhika Subramanian said...

Perfect cooler to beat the heat.

Priya Suresh said...

super refreshing drink,definitely a thirsty quencher.

raynatakesthecake said...

A great edition to any summer get together!

Rani Acharyulu said...

Wow your little princes made this cooler simply superb...sure it must be yummy.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

looks very refreshing, perfect cooler to beat the heat

Sangeetha Priya said...

Interesting combo n delicious thrist quencher...

divya said...

Super like...Drooling here..

Hema said...

cucumber and mint,such a refreshing combo..

Ruxana Gafoor said...

refreshing drink and a good combo..

Premas Culinary said...

Perfect cooler,yum...

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Love those cute glasses and kudos to your daughter...

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