Friday, July 11, 2008
Lemon Mint Cooler
Fruit Shop on Greams road,Chennai is a place which we haunt almost every weekend.In case we miss it for a while,we plan our outings in such a way that on our way back we could hop in there for a juice!People in Chennai must be familiar with this one since its branches are scattered all over Chennai,they started their first shop on Greams road,hence the name.I have never seen such an array of fresh juices-milkshakes-smoothies-puddings in one place.It would be unfair to call it "just another juice shop"coz its much more than one.Now,before I sound like a Fruit shop ad,let me come back to today's recipe.
Lemon-Mint cooler is nothing but our good old lime juice with a twist.Once,while having our share of yummies there,we casually asked one of their guys which was their best-seller.We expected to hear -Jughead special(an ice-cream based mix fruit milkshake,which is our favorite),but were shocked when he said it was lemon-mint cooler!We asked,lime juice?He said,just taste it and see whether its "just lime juice".We tasted it and were mighty impressed,such an innovative drink for hot Chennai climate.We decided to order this every time we go there(besides Jughead special,of course!).I tried making it at home trying to recollect the taste and I should say it tasted almost the same.I should have added some more mint though.I was apprehensive how it would turn out,hence added just a small amount.So when you guys make it,increase the quantity of mint.
Lemon-Mint Cooler Ingredients
Mint leaves - a handful(or as required)
Lemon juice - of 2 lemons
Sugar - 4 tsp
Ice-cold water - 2 cups
In a blender,add the mint leaves and run it for a few seconds.
Add the lime juice,sugar and water and blend again for a minute.
Sieve through a strainer.
Lemon-Mint Cooler is off to this month's Herb mania-Mint!