Mint nimbu pani is popularly known as mint lemonade. It’s a middle eastern drink and referred to as nimbu pani. When we add mint (pudina) to lemonade (nimbu pani), we get mint nimbu pani. Simple, isn’t it?
In short, water, sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon juice is the base. Once you prepare the base, you can add fresh herbs like mint, basil, coriander to make flavourful refreshing drinks.
In the same way, you can also add fresh fruit juice, pulp or fruit crush. That’s how fruit juice with lemonade is made.
Now that we know different varieties of lemonade, let’s check out some interesting facts about it.
Mint Nimbu Pani in Different Countries
It’s a refreshing summer drink quite famous globally. But there are different versions of this lemon drink. Let me tell you what they are:
- In Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, they refer to carbonated lemon-flavoured soft drinks just like Sprite.
- The Americans call it cloudy lemonade, which is fizzy.
- Lemonade is Limonana in Israel, Syria, Lebanon, or Jordan. It’s a local variety that includes crushed mint leaves.
- If you order lemonade in the UK or Russia, you get Sprite. The Brits also have pink lemonade.
- The Canadian version is the sweetened, non-carbonated lemon juice with water.
- The German version is crazy. Germans treat Cola as a lemonade.
- Citronnade (citron + lemonade) is what the French people drink. It is a non-carbonated drink. In comparison, a carbonated drink similar to Sprite or 7up is called white lemonade.
- In the Netherlands, it’s a mix between syrup and water.
- People of Finland call Limonadi which is any carbonated soft drink.
Now that we know what mint nimbu pani is, let’s go through the ingredient list.
Mint Nimbu Pani Ingredient List
Since the recipe I am sharing today is a summer drink, the items list is damn easy. The best part about this cool drink is – it’s sugar-free. I mean, it is sweet but without sugar. Read below.
Rock sugar is Mishri in Hindi and Sakar in the Gujarati language. It is more beneficial health-wise compared to sugar. You can use both powdered rock sugar or whole granules. In the end, they both are going to dissolve nicely. It’s an excellent sugar substitute. Try it.
Squeeze fresh lemons for the juice. Don’t forget to take out the seeds. Lemon juice in this recipe is our base ingredient. Nothing much to discuss. The item is self-explanatory.
Ginger in Mint Nimbu Pani
Fresh ginger is slightly peppery & sweet. Moreover, it has an intense and spicy aroma. All this adds up to your lemonade, making it tastier.
Sour or tart drinks stimulate our salivary glands. This way, it provides relief to a dry mouth in scorching heat when we are tired & dehydrated.
Mint is our star ingredient. If you replace mint with basil or coriander, you get a new variety. Go ahead & try them.
Instead of plain white salt, I prefer rock salt (sendha namak). Rock salt tastes better than regular salt when making a typical Indian style summer drink.
Water & Ice Cubes
Use both of them as per your taste & recipe requirements. You can skip ice if you don’t want it.
Making Mint Summer Drink
The making process is simple. Mix all ingredients, add ice cubes and serve chilled.
So, that was it with the mint nimbu pani recipe today.