May 28, 2010

Welcome Drink


Hello and welcome to Different Strokes! What better way than to start my postings with a refreshing welcome drink. This minty-lemony drink was a huge hit in one of the parties we arranged for my husbands’ colleagues. Most of whom who were used to colas got little hesitant to try out the green color welcome drink. But after the first sip no one could just stop with one, and the huge piles of empty cups in my backyard were telling the success story. 
Minty lemony drink is a permanent feature in my refrigerator during the hot summer months. My kids love to take this in a small bottle along with their lunch bag to school.
The recipe below is for making a concentrate of the drink and store in the refrigerator. Mix with water and top it with crushed ice to and enjoy this refreshing drink the whole year.
Set the scene for smiles and get the party rolling, with minty-lemony drink ...

  • 2 cups of fresh mint leaves 
  • 6 large lemons 
  • 1 Kg of sugar 
  • 1 liter of water 
  • 1/2 tsp of freshly grated ginger 
  • A pinch of green color (food grade) 
Method: Pick the mint leaves and wash it in running water. Clean and grate the ginger. Heat water in a vessel and add sugar to it. Let the sugar dissolve; filter the sugar syrup with a thin muslin cloth. Boil it further on medium heat till the syrup becomes a bit thick, about 20 minutes. Take off heat and cool the syrup. Now add the mint leaves, grated ginger and juice of lemons. Leave it aside for 4-5 hours to let the mint flavor seep into the syrup. Add green color if required.
Store the concentrate in a clean glass bottle. To make the drink, pour about 1 tbsp. of the concentrate and add water to suit your taste.
Top it with crushed ice and serve the refreshing Minty-lemony drink.


  1. Hi Sanjeeta,

    The sites are awesome! I really found very professional. The
    layout is neat and attractive. Great work done Sanjeeta!

    I liked this minty drink you have shared. The combo of
    mint leaves, lemon and ginger really beats the heat like nothing else.

    Take care,

  2. Thanks Roma for the sweet words.

  3. wow! drink looks gr8. keep up the good work

  4. Hi sanjeeta thanks for visiting my space and leaving your wonderful comment. Good to see your awesome recipes as well. The vibrant green drink is real refreshing one. Will be visiting often to see ur awesome recipes.


  5. great idea :) initially i thought you were about to use the whole sugar mixture...and was feeling guilty to do so, but then i read about the 1tbspn :) iam all for this now :) thanks for this wonderful recipe :)