With the mercury rising every day and no sign of rain, this is the time of keeping yourself hydrated. The heat and the sweat makes your body loose lots and lots of water. Especially with children, its summer time and all they want is to play all day long. So, a little refreshing drink during the summer heat to get back your energy is the best way to chill this summer.
Fruits are also a great option to keep cool. Whether you like it in bite size pieces or pureed to a smooth juice, eat loads of fruits everyday. But, there are people who are allergic to fruits, mainly the citrus fruits like melons and oranges, try having a sip of the Bengali style lassi, the ghol.
But, my all time favourite is pati lebur sherbet, better known as lemonade. This easy to prepare drink is a healthy one. Lemon, though contains citric acid, reduces the body acidity and keeps indigestion at bay. This rich in vitamin C drink is very healthy for the summers, and it also reduces skin blemishes. There are many many other benefits of lemonade, and of course the taste of lemonade is just to die for. The lemonade recipe is a derivative of the Martha Stewart classic lemonade recipe.
Pati Lebur Sarbet - Lemonade
- 3 cups of lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 3 cups cold water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Lemon wedges (optional)
- Mint sprigs (optional)
- Pour in the sugar in the lukewarm water and bring to boil to dissolve the sugar, talk out of flame and let it cool down to normal temperature
- In a tall jar pour in the sugar syrup, cold water and lemon juice and add the ice cubes if you are using
- Serve immediately with more ice cubes, lemon wedges and mint sprigs or chill in the fridge for later use.
Hot Tips –If you don’t like to add too much of lemon juice, then use the authentic Bengali recipe. To a glass of cold water add 2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of salt, stir well and serve.
This lemonade recipe goes to Cool Summer Sip event hosted by Jyoti.