As I look back at the history of the lemonade only one thing flashes in my mind – fond memories of my moms kitchen and practically every kitchen in India that I sneaked into to watch the most popular sherbet easily served ;our very own nimbu pani. As a kid somehow I always grew up with the idea that I could make enough money selling this refreshing drink at a fun fair stall a la characters of Archie comics.
Here’s the variation to the Pink Lemonade. This is a slight twist to what I enjoyed at my popular neighborhood cafe, then Tangy Tomato and now Chilies.
Recipe for 2
Making time : 7-10 minutes
- 500 ml Water
- 1 teaspoon Unsulfured brown sugar/jaggery syrup
- 1 small Lemon
- 5-10 drops of Beet juice
- soaked Sabja Seeds
- Rock salt (to taste)
- crushed ice
- Crushed mint leaves (optional)
Soak sabja seeds in a bowl and let it rest for 10 mins to swell .
In the meantime take water in a bowl, add the sugar and stir it continuously till dissolved.
Add the lemon juice and lastly some salt till the liquid is one.
Add juice, extracted from the steamed beets and add to the lemonade for color. Even cranberry or raspberry can be used for color.
And Voila! Your alkaline refresher is ready to be sipped. At a party/post workout/at home on a hot summer day
Enjoy…..with some chilled ice and mint.