Homemade Lemon Mojito (Non Alchoholic)

Homemade Lemon Mojito

(Non Alchoholic)

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I know it’s rainy season right now, but it’s sooo00 sunny these days in Hyderabad. Especially these 5 min rains are making the whether more sultry! Yesterday was one of those sunny days and I had pretty busy day. Though I am not much of a mock-tail person, last night I was craving for some refreshing drink!

I have long admired the mojito from afar. At a friends party they served these virgin mojitos and I was totally in love with it,  two of my favorite things together lime and mint. I saw this recipe on a food channel and was totally addicted!! And its  easy and simple to make, you’ll have a glass made in 5 mins flat!

So last night was a movie marathon night at home and I made this drink and some french fries for hubby dearest and me. It was amazingly refreshing and I wanted to share this recipe with everyone.

Technically you need a muddler (See pic below) to make mock-tails like these at home, but back of a big wooden spoon would do the needful.

Source- Whiskedfoodie.com
Source- Whiskedfoodie.com

Ingredients:
Mint leaves 5 to 10
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Lemon 1
Salt- Pinch
Cumin Powder- Pinch
Ice cubes as desired
200 ml Sprite

Method:

Chop mint leaves and lemon into small wedges, remove the seeds and keep aside.

In a tall glass add the mint, lemon, sugar, salt, cumin powder.

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Using back of a wooden spoon crush lemons to release all their juice and to blend in the flavors.

 

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Add ice cubes and top up with Sprite and mix well. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Serve chilled.

Voila!! Fancy mexican drink is ready 🙂

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Homemade Cold Coffee

Homemade Cold Coffee

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I am an ardent believer in the saying – Coffee makes everything feel better because coffee doesn’t ask silly questions. Coffee understands. Always. My best friend and one companion that never bores me!!

Once in a while I dont mind paying for a goooooooood coffee at some fancy-schmancy coffee shop but I usually prefer my home made coffee.

After literally years of trying, I have figured out how to make the perfect creamy & cold coffee. And life changed. I’ve tried a few variations since then and I found what works best for me. You will be surprised to see how easy it is to make.

It takes me less than 5 minutes to whip up a frothy cold coffee. Here’s my favorite homemade cold coffee recipe.

(Note: I’ve tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. Experiment to find your own perfect ratio.)

Ingredients:-

Water 1/2 cup
Milk – 2 Cups
Coco powder – 2 tsp
Instant coffee powder – 3 tbsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Ice cubes- 5 to 6
Vanilla ice cream- 3 scoops
Whipped cream for topping

Method:-

Take the serving glasses coat each of their inner sides with 1 tbsp of melted chocolate in a pattern and put it in refrigerator.

In a blender add coffee powder, coco powder, sugar, water and blend until frothy. Then add some ice cubes, milk and ice cream scoops and blend again.
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(The trick for a good cold coffee is the froth that forms on the top and makes it creamy and delicious.)

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Take the chilled glasses out of the refrigerator and pour the cold coffee in it. Add another scoop of ice cream and top with whipped cream and serve chilled.

See i told you its super easy to make 🙂

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