‘Nimbu Paani’ or Lemonade is always a favorite during the summer months, how about giving it a twist? Generally, I like to squeeze in a bit of lemon to most of my summer drinks but this time I added a fruity infusion to the lemonade! I made Mango Lemonade and it turned out yummylicious! Whether you’re hosting a party or you just need to cool off a hot day, how about doing it with a jug full of goodness…try this recipe. You will love it! Since the mango season is about to get over in this part of the world…there is ‘mangoness’ in everything I have been making/trying of late! Trying to have it to my heart’s content! My hubby tells me I am going overboard but children and I are loving it! The next season is too far away!
Wash and scrub the ripe mangoes thoroughly. Cut slice/cube and eat the pulp! Just don’t throw away the peels & the seeds yet, we need them! In a large pitcher filled with water (at room temperature), add lemon juice, sugar (to taste), a quarter T-spoonful of salt and the peels. Let this mixture sit for a few hours at room temperature before putting it in the chiller compartment. It hastens the infusion process if it is kept at room temperature.
Once chilled, add lots of ice, float in a few cherries and cubed mangoes, a little something to nibble on. Your mango lemonade is ready!
The peels and the seed used for infusion leave a delicious aroma and a subtle hint of mango in the lemonade to make it a flavorful drink.
If you want, you may leave the peels/seed as it is or use tongs to discard them. Personally I prefer them in the pitcher till the end… the last glass always is the most delicious one! We toss a coin for that last glass!
Have you tried any summer drink with a new flavor?
- Ripe Mangoes- 2 large (eat them and save the peels & the seed!)
- Lemon juice- of 4 medium-sized lemons
- Sugar- 1 tablespoon per medium-sized glass (you may adjust to your taste)
- Salt- one pinch per glass (approx. ¼ T- spoonful)
- Cherries and cubed mango- a few of each (optional)
- Cut slice/cube the mangoes. Just don't throw away the peels & the seed yet because we need them!
- In a large pitcher filled with water (at room temperature), add lemon juice, sugar (to taste), a quarter T-spoonful of salt and the peels+seeds. Let this mixture sit for about 3 hours at room temperature before putting it in the chiller compartment.
- Once chilled, add lots of ice, float in a few cherries and cubed mangoes. Your mango lemonade is ready!