Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mint Squash

                    The drink that make you refresh immediately.I love the flavor of mint,so i brought a bunch of mint leaves whenever we go to farmer's market.Usually i make mint chutney or mint rice. For a change i try this squash(i saw it in some cookery show ).The mint flavor came out very well in this squash.If you like mint flavor,give it a try.


Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch
Water - 250ml
Sugar -200gm
Lemon salt -a generous pinch
Food color(apple green) - a pinch(optional)


Clean and wash the mint leaves . In a sauce pan heat the water and sugar,once the sugar syrup reach thick consistency add the mint leaves and close it with lid

Keep the mint leaves in sugar syrup for atleast 4 to 6 hrs until the mint leaves flavor extract into the sugar syrup.

After that remove the mint leaves using strainer.Then add lemon salt(lemon salt is used to preserve ,if you consume within a day or two,ignore it) and food color(totally optional)and mix it well.

Store it in sterilized bottle and use it whenever you want. Take 1/4th of glass with squash and fill the remaining with chilled water.

Enjoy this squash for this summer and  beat the heat.