Lemon Mint Juice is a summer coolant. Of course, we all know that but wait, there’s something more to it. Along with being a natural coolant, it also has a set of health benefits.
The Health benefits of natural mint & lemon are upfront. From modern medical science to traditional Ayurveda, everyone believes this fact.
Now that everybody believes it to be refreshing & healthy let’s get into complete details. Here we go.
Why Lemon & Mint?
When we crush mint leaves & mix with lemon juice with water & ice cubes, we get super cool for summer. For sweetness, there’s sugar powder or sugar syrup. Additionally, we can also season it with white salt or rock salt.
In short, lemon juice, sugar, salt, water & mint together gives you one popular natural refreshment—the lemon mint juice.
Why Add Sugar Syrup?
The first thing to remember is that sugar is for sweetening the lemon mint juice. Adding more or less depends on your taste profile.
On the other hand, you can even choose whether to add sugar granules or sugar powder. Both of them are perfectly fine.
The third option is to add sugar syrup. Just melt sugar granules in water & boil till the mixture is thick. Preserve the syrup in a glass jar & use it to sweeten your favourite beverages.
Okay, everything’s nice & smooth till here. But what if you don’t want to add sugar & still make it sweet. Let me tell you how you can do this.
How to Make it without Sugar?
It’s easy. We have healthy substitutes for whole white sugar—for example, honey. We know honey is a natural sweetener & contains ample health benefits. So honey is a mainstream ingredient to replace white sugar. But there’s one more.
It’s rock sugar aka मिश्री in the Hindi language. In Gujarati, they call it સાકર. The name rock sugar is due to its small rock-like structures. You can either grind rock sugar to powder or directly add it to your lemon mint juice. Either of them is correct. It’s just that whole rock sugar will take some time to dissolve.
Note: If you are using honey, then make sure it is pure. See that it doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners. Let me help with selecting pure honey available online. Here’s a guide on how to select pure & best honey. Refer to it before purchasing.
Now that we know what is lemon mint juice let’s make one for ourselves. We will start with ingredients.
Lemon Mint Juice Ingredients
- Lemon Juice – Squeeze fresh lemons to extract the juice. It is our base ingredient.
- Sugar Syrup – To sweeten the lemon juice. You can skip the sugar altogether or add honey.
- Salt – It is for seasoning purposes. Try rock salt if available.
- Mint Leaves – Mint is also our base ingredient, like lemons. Pick fresh mint leaves.
- Water – Add water as per taste. Use chilled water if possible. Even normal water will do.
- Ice cubes – As needed. Self-explanatory.
Assemble all the ingredients first. Use seasonings depending on your taste profile. Everything else is sorted. Now we will make our lemon mint juice.
Making Lemon Mint Juice
It hardly takes 5 minutes to make this summer coolant at home. So another critical point is to have all the ingredients ready to make it in a couple of minutes.
As I said, the process is a breeze. Put all the ingredients in a mixer jar & blend for 30-40 seconds. Finally, your summer drink is ready. Isn’t it easy to make?
Pour the juice into a glass, sprinkle rock salt or plain salt & garnish with lime wedges. Toss a couple of ice cubes & a straw. Pick up your favourite book or browse Netflix. Sip your Thanda-Thanda cool-cool refreshing lemon min juice.
Hence, that’s it with the summer coolant recipe today.