Friday, May 25, 2012

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

It is almost Summer ! My daughter had the last day in her elementary school yesterday . I still can't believe that she is going to be in Middle school next year. She was just a baby yesterday and today she is almost a young lady ! How I wish I could just freeze time.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

While talking to her a couple of days back, I was reminding that she has only a couple more days left as a 5th grader. She started, "Oh yeah, I will be in Middle school for next 3 years and then in High School for 4 years and after that I will be in College". I said "Whoa, slow down young lady, not so fast. I am trying to digest the fact that you are going to be in middle school, when the school reopens next fall and you are already talking about college !" So is our kids, they just want to grow big (and less adorable!)

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

This mint is from our garden. I have two varieties growing like weeds and my daughter helps me pick them when they overgrow crazy, crushing down the flowering plants near them. I am still not sure what kind of mint they are,but that doesn't stop me from using them.I just know that they taste great in my drinks and biryani !

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

My lil guy is graduating from preschool next week ! He is super excited about it and insisted that both mom and dad should be there to see him receiving his certificate. His sister is glad that school is closed and she could also attend the small function.But his 'acha" may not be quite excited since his schedules are quite tight because of our forthcoming trip to India.


I am getting extremely busy these days,with shopping and packing for India trip. I will try to keep this page as lively as possible.If I am not responding to your queries or comments fast enough, please bear with me.

Mercury level is soaring high everywhere and I'm sure you all need something like this lemonade, while you relax after doing your favorite activity during this long week end.Do you have any special plans for this week end ? Have a great week end everyone !

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Preparation Time- 5 minutes
Serves- 5-6


Strawberries, washed and hulled- 8-10
Fresh Lemon juice- 1/2 cup
Superfine Sugar- 1/2 cup or to taste
Salt(optional)- a generous pinch
Cold Water/Soda- 4-5 cups
Mint- a few
Ice cubes


1.Blend together the strawberries, lemon juice,salt and sugar in a blender.
2.Pour this into a large pitcher and add water/soda and mix in.
3.Throw in a few leaves of mint and mix.
4.Pour into serving glasses,add ice cubes if necessary. Garnish and serve.


1.I like this with more strawberries,if you prefer this with less strawberries add less.
2.Adjust the lemon juice based on the sourness of the lemons you use.If it is too sour, add more sugar and soda.
3.Same is the case with sugar :)
4.If you in the mood for a cocktail, add some vodka too


  1. delicious looking drink and presentation

  2. beautiful clicks chechyyyyyyyy...So colourful and refreshing drink.

  3. Omg... Drooling here.... Awesome clicks... As u say girls grow up very fast... Only v think them as child always....

  4. lovely combo out refreshing too....

  5. Hi hi kids always want to grow faster, congragulations to sis and lil fellow. Looks like a refreshing drink and we just have good summer weather right now.

  6. Woww.. refreshing and healthy drink.. love the combination dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. It looks so lovely. And the pictures are so good.. as always

  8. Looks quite refreshing and beatiful... Lovely

  9. Lovely color !! Mint would always have given a peppy taste !!

  10. lovely colors...Mint alwiz refreshing!
    thx for sharing

  11. Refreshing lemonade...Happy Vacation,namitha..

  12. Kids grow up super fast, mine is going to be 16 in few days too..SUper refreshing lemonade..Lovely thirsty quencher.

  13. Perfect and refreshing drink for the upcoming summer, love those pics :-)
    Happy Vacation Namitha, Enjoy the trip..

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  15. I think it's spearmint but I could be wrong. I have it, too, and it's threatening to take over my lawn!

    You are blessed with two adorable kids! I'm sure she will enjoy being a "pixie" and he will have a blast as a kindergartner!

    The lemonade is perfect for the weather we've had but did you smell the rain? Bliss! You will get much more of it in India though - real rain ;-D

  16. Hehe, I'm thinking may be we as kids were always wanting to grow up quick and may be our parents thought the same way? :D
    Good drink and great clicks!

  17. Never tried a strawberry mint lemonade. Really miss getting such yummy strawberries here. It looks so refreshing! For you summer has just started but for us here we are enjoying the rains. What a respite from that heat. Enjoy the summer..Lovely clicks Nami!

  18. very refreshing drink for this summer.very beautiful photos. happy to follow you


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