Lemon drink or lemonade, is indispensable in any time of the year. This is a wonderful way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day while in winter it helps to cope with beriberi, and in the spring and fall just uplifting.
- Servings: 8
- Preparation time: 15 Minutes
- Cooking time: 60 Minutes
- Total prep time: ~75 Minutes
- Lemon — 4 pieces
- Lime — 1 piece
- Sugar — 0.5 cups
- Water — 2 liters
- Mint — 1 bunch
- Salt — 1 to taste
Due to the high content of vitamin C, this delicious and healthy lemonade will be a great tool for reducing after a fun festive night. Now, open up your cooking notebook and write down how to make a lemon drink at home.
How to cook lemon drink
Take lemons and limes, wash them, pour over boiling water.
Cut the fruit in half and squeeze the juice from them. You can use a hand juicer or without cutting the fruit, mash them in their hands. If the hands to knead the fruit hard, use a rolling pin. Put a lemon on the cutting Board and rolling on top of the fruit with a rolling pin, wrinkle it as much as possible. Then make the cut, pour the juice into a glass, while continuing to press your hands on the fruit, squeezing out the remnants of the juice.
Check that the squeezed juice was not bones.
On a fine grater to remove lemon peel.
Start cooking the syrup. To do this, pour into the pan 2 liters of water, add 0.5 Cup of sugar. When the sugar has completely dissolved, add the lemon zest and a sprig of mint. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, allow to steep in syrup for one hour.
Strain the syrup through a sieve or double layer of cheesecloth. To the strained syrup, add the juice of lemon and lime. Add a pinch of salt.
Mix thoroughly all the ingredients. Try the drink. If you think that it is very concentrated, dilute it with a small amount of boiled water.
The resulting drink put in the refrigerator to cool. When serving pour into glasses, top with garnish with lemon slice or mint sprig.
In the preparation of the drink you can increase the ingredients according to your taste adding any other citrus such as: orange, tangerine, or grapefruit to make a lemon-ginger drink by adding lemonade ginger slices. But that’s another story.
Serve lemonade with the cocktail in beautiful glasses as a soft drink, or Vice versa, use it for cocktails. Place the carafe with lemonade on the holiday table instead of juice or drink just. No matter what the flow is, in any case, he will be loved by your guests.