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Party Menu – Refreshing Mint & Orange Lemonade

15 January 2011 22 Comments

mint and orange lemonade

This minty welcome drink has almost become a signature drink in all my parties. Many of the invitees call me back to inquire if the welcome drink is there in the menu! Orange is the new addition this time and I must admit that it has given a wonderful flavor and refreshing citrus aroma to it.

Replace the sugar with honey for a healthy touch to this welcome drink. Skip the sugar syrup process and store the drink. Add a tsp. of honey for one glass of this drink.

mint and orange lemonade

All that goes in the lemonade..

Ingredients;

  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 kg of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of Mint leaves
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • 3 Lemons
  • 2 Navel Oranges
  • A pinch of Salt
  • A few drops of green food color

mint and orange lemonade

Method: Pluck the mint leaves and wash them with clean water. Scrap the ginger clean.Grate the Navel oranges and keep the zest safely. Grind the mint leaves in a blender for a second. Do not make a paste out of it. Grate the ginger also.

Take a large vessel and boil 1 liter of water in it. Add the sugar and let it boil till the sugar melts.

mint and orange lemonade

Leave the mix overnight for the flavors to seep in..

Take the vessel off the flame and let it cool down completely. Add the mint leaves, lemon juices, orange segments, orange zest, grated ginger and salt in the sugar syrup. Cover the vessel and keep it in refrigerator overnight.

mint and orange lemonade

Take out the mix and filter it the next day. Add the green food color (optional). Fill the concentrate into clean glass bottles and refrigerate.

To serve the drink, add 2-3 tsp. of the above made Mint & Orange Lemonade in a glass and fill it with water and crushed ice cubes.



Notes;

  1. This concentrate stays good for several months when refrigerated.
  2. Avoid the color, if you are allergic to it.
  3. Honey gives a refreshing taste to this drink.

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22 Comments »

  • veena said:

    this is truly refreshing:-)

  • satya said:

    lovely color and so refreshing ingredients … i will try it
    Satya
    Super Yummy Recipes

  • Priya said:

    Soo refreshing drink…lovely colour..

  • Swathi said:

    Beautiful color and nice lemonade.

  • Priya Srinivasan said:

    Whhoooooohoooo!!! What a color!!!!! Must be damn refreshing!!!! Thanks for hosting a Virtual Party to us also!!!!! Hope you guys had a wonderful Party!!!! kids look damn cute!!!!

  • Sandhya said:

    This is an excellent welcum drink….Seems to hitto at the party!

  • Reva said:

    Hi,
    first time here and what a wonderful space….the ideas and the recipes are just mind blowing…esp this drink…looks so refreshing…will be a regular here…keep rocking.
    Reva

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Reva, thanks for the visit, hope you enjoy your stay here and make the drink and let me know how you liked it. Take care.

  • Nithya said:

    Love the color and mix of flavors :) Awesome :)

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    A lovely, tasty and colourful welcome drink! Would love to come to your parties, dear!

  • Jayasree said:

    A very refresing and inviting drink

  • Jayasree said:

    A very refresing and inviting . Love the green color.

  • turmericnspice said:

    I love mint lemonade, and love your hint of green color to it…
    this is my first time here, you have a nice space here. will visit more often to explore.

  • veenaAravind said:

    What a lovely colour sanjeeta!This is my immediate try.would have been nice had u clicked the concentrates pic!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Veena, there are many ‘would have been nice’ in these 7 posts of mine. Things I should have done but could not do. I will learn from all my mistakes this year and post a better article next time .
    Cheers!

  • Kankana said:

    This drink looks sooo refreshing ..just love the color

  • Radhika @ foodfor7stages said:

    You seriously have lot of energy. How do you manage to whip up somany things. Great going and this is a favorite drink of mine.

  • sheila @ Elements said:

    That sounds really good! I want to try it sometime. :)

  • Rosa said:

    What a refreshing drink! Lovely.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Cooking Foodie said:

    I would come back again and again for the drink :)
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  • Pinky said:

    Hi Sanjeetha

    lovely color and a lovely drink………..will love to try this out.

  • Shoba Shrinivasan said:

    lovely refreshing minty green cooler…Love the salt on the sides. Both my kids are october born 6 days apart so I always have a birthday party for both around halloween! Happy birthday to both your kids Sanjeetha!

    Shobha

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