Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail, made of 5 ingredients- mint, sugar, lime juice, white rum and club soda. Yerba Buena, a variety of mint is generally used in the traditional recipe. But since it’s not very feasible to find it, regular mint works just as well. Making a Mojito is pretty simple and yet one can easily mess it up if not done correctly. To make a classic Mojito, mint leaves are muddled with super fine sugar and lime juice. Now here is the tricky part, over muddling the mint leaves will result in shredding and tearing apart, and that should be avoided. Apart from little bits of mint floating all over the drink making it unsightly, it also makes the Mojito bitter. The mint leaves should be muddled just enough to release the essential oils, about 7-10 presses are more than enough. When you begin to get the aroma of the mint, you know you are done! Then rum is added and everything is given a good stir. Some crushed ice goes in next, finally topped off with club soda!
Black forest cake, a decadent and moist chocolate cake filled with whipped cream frosting and cherry topping, is one of my all time favorites. However getting one from the store would mean getting out in the heat. Plan B, make it at home ? that would take almost an hour with the prep and baking. Why not make a black forest inspired treat which would take less than 5 minutes, provided you have frozen pitted cherries and ice-cream. Intrigued ?? Well here is my take on a black forest milk shake that is a breeze to prepare and has all the flavors of a classic black forest cake. Continue reading →
Kickstart your day with this delicious smoothie packed with the goodness of papaya, ginger and oats! The citrusy orange juice adds a zesty flavor making this smoothie even better!
We all know the health benefits of papaya, this tropical & luscious fruit is a rich source of antioxidants along with other minerals. I’ve added ginger to this smoothie to boost its nutritional benefits . Ginger is known to relieve digestive issues, reduce inflammation & nausea along with so many other benefits. And the added bonus that makes this smoothie healthier is the inclusion of oats , providing some additional dietary fiber along with the beneficiary and heart healthy soluble fibers from papaya. Overall this smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients , that will sure put a good start to your day:) Continue reading →
Want to have some tropical fun this summer ? Want to beat the heat with a treat ?? then this mango pinacolada smoothie is the right drink for the job ! The tropical flavors are sure to hit just the right notes and get you close to the feeling of paradise.
It is a quick and easy recipe with just 5 basic ingredients and well of course a blender ! Just blend everything, pour and enjoy this delight right away ! Continue reading →
Well we all love to indulge on decadent iced coffee drinks, more so during the summers. Although I’m not a big coffee addict, I do need my cup of coffee the first thing in the morning. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is so captivating, it just awakens my senses! Continue reading →
Iced tea is one of my favorite beverages to beat the summer heat along with lemonade. Lemon and peach iced tea are my go to drinks! Nothing refreshes you like a cup of piping hot masala chai during the monsoons and winters. However during the summers, I prefer to have iced tea. The best part about iced tea is its an almost guilt free drink as tea itself is low on calories, making it a great choice as a summer beverage! Continue reading →