Today morning one of my neighbour bought fresh limes, which her mom has bought from her home garden. Fresh, juicy and organic limes….woo….hoo….the first thought occurred seeing those green limes is limeade. Chilled, minty and tangy….perfect to pamper my senses on this hot and humid day….
As making limeade was running in the background of my mind….we girls started taking about recipes which can be made with limes. The list went endless with mouth-watering tangy recipes…..and slowly the conversation moved towards shopping….as the two foodies were engrossed in talking…the shopping was also all about food…
She was talking about ease of ordering food online and also about the raining discounts on food. Who doesn’t like the word discount….that too on food means it is like icing on a cake…I quickly asked her which the site she is referring to…is?? She named quite a few as she is net savvy and one name which I remember right now and bookmarked after she left is CupoNation. Coupon is a refined word for discount or bargain in e-shopping. They have deals for fashion, electronics, food, health, beauty and lots more with them… I found GoIbibo coupons for myself when I was booking tickets online the other day!! You can get a coupon from the site and avail discount if you are eating out in a restaurant…or ordering home delivery…..how cool is that…??? So grab a coupon and get good discount on food and drinks this season.
Coming back to the recipe, I made this before my friend was about to leave and served her. Right now I am having a chilled glass of this limeade while making this post….Nothing can be more refreshing than a glass of limeade this summer. I am ready to watch cricket world cup semi-finals, which will be no less than finals….with my refreshing limeade, homemade popcorn, chips and ordering a pizza online, which is going to come with a discounted price…..hehehehe…..who want’s to join the fun……?????
- 1 cup fresh Lime juice (about 15 limes)
- 1½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes, thinly sliced, for garnish
- 2 cups Water
- In a sauce pan bring granulated sugar and water to boil on high heat by stirring until sugar is completely dissolved in water. Once the sugar is completely cooled, then turn off the flame and leave it to cool. Refrigerate
- Blend fresh mint leaves in a blender and whisk this puree in the above made chilled sugar syrup. Stain this syrup using a fine mesh sieve and discard solids.
- In a pitcher or jug, mix in lime juice and above made syrup. Add in chilled water/soda and stir gently. Serve chilled by adding ice cubes to glasses and pouring in the above made juice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and
thinly sliced lime pieces.
- Add love to make the limeade taste ‘YUMMY’.
- Flavour up the mint limeade by adding pinch of roasted cumin powder/chat masala/rock salt.
- You can even add few thin slices of ginger to sugar syrup for a tickling taste and make ginger-mint limeade.
LIMEADE v/s LEMONADE:
- Limeade is made by juice green limes, whereas lemonade is made by using yellow lemons.
- You can use lemons in the above recipe and make lemonade.