Party Menu – Refreshing Mint & 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
- This concentrate stays good for several months when refrigerated.
- Avoid the color, if you are allergic to it.
- Honey gives a refreshing taste to this drink.
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