Sunday, August 7

Vitamin C special Strawberry Lemonade

Bright sunny Friday evening, old friends and BBQ is one good old equation to happiness. Strawberry lemonade adds little more zing to that.
It goes really well with any grilled meat or veggies.
Works great as a nice energy booster on a tiring day!!

  • Strawberries 2 boxes.
  • Lemons - 4.
  • Limes - 4.
  • Naval Oranges - 4-5.
  • Salt.
  • White Pepper.
  • Sugar/honey/artificial sweetener.
  • Ice.
  • Frozen lemonade ( optional).
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint.
  • Water.

How to!
  • Wash all the fruits and slice thinly.
  • Mix some cold water ( or ice ) to about half of the strawberries and run it through a blender till it becomes a nice puree.
  • In 4 cups of water add the pureed strawberries , mint, Sugar ( or honey or substitute) , little white pepper and mix.
  • Squeeze out all the juice from the slices of lemons, oranges, limes in the water. Do not throw away the slices, instead put them right in that water.
  • Adjust salt/Sugar/pepper as per the taste based on how sweet/sour the citrus fruits are.
  • If you are making it for party you can add the frozen lemonade to the same water to increase the quantity and still maintain the taste. Serve chilled.
  • Avoid using any color/corn syrup as the natural color of strawberries looks the best!!
  • When the berries are not in season you can use the frozen one but it doesn't taste that great!
  • To make it into a nice cocktail you can mix one part of Rum to 2 parts of the Lemonade ( for a cocktail you need to make it a little on the stronger side) and 1 part of any Lemon soda ( like sprite or 7 Up). The cocktail tastes almost like a Mojito.