Plain old fashioned lemonade is probably everyone’s go to drink to quench their thirst during the sweltering summer heat. But why just stick to plain lemonade when you can pump its flavor by infusing so many other citrusy, refreshing fruits as well!
I’m not a sucker for very sweet lemonade, I like mine a little tart! I’ve skipped using sugar in this lemonade by using honey, and it works great too! If you like your lemonade sweet , then simply use simple syrup ( equal parts of sugar and water) In this case you could take 1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water. Add this to the freshly squeezed lemon juice, add in the berry juice and add 1 & 1/2 cups of water.
Whichever way you prefer, I’m sure this will help you beat the summer heat and cool you down:)
1 cup assorted berries ( I used frozen berries)
4 oz / half cup lemon juice ( Juice of 3 lemons)
3 cups water/ sparkling water
1/4 cup honey/ sugar as per desired sweetness
Ice cubes, as required
- Cut the lemons in half, squeeze out the juice , collect it in liquid measuring jar/ large mug. Add 1/4 cup honey to the lemon juice. Mix well until combined. Transfer this mixture to a pitcher.
- Puree the berries with a cup of water. Strain the berry puree using a fine mesh sieve into the pitcher.
- Now add 2 cups of water. Give everything a good mix. Taste , adjust by adding more lemon juice / honey or sugar if required. Refrigerate until chilled . Serve over ice, some berries & lemon wedges. For an Indian touch , sprinkle some chaat masala.
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