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This yr summer season has been unusually scorching in all places within the US. Summer time additionally signifies that you need to spend extra time outdoor. Thus remaining hydrated is essential. Earlier this summer season I had visited India and whereas visiting with some buddies at a restaurant there everybody ordered the extremely fashionable ‘candy lemon soda’. I requested the waiter if he might make it salted as an alternative. When my order got here, it was not solely salted, it had a tinge of recent mint in it as properly! Additionally as an alternative of standard salt, black salt was added. Oh, it tasted superb! I made a psychological observe so as to add this to my record of recipes to strive as soon as I used to be again dwelling!
Once I first tried to make this recipe at dwelling, I additionally wished so as to add a little bit of recent ginger. So I made a decision to cut up the lemons into items, take the seeds and the rind off after which blitz the lemon items with the recent ginger and the mint leaves in a blender to coarsely crush it after which pressure it to get the juice. I discovered this course of to be simpler than squeezing recent lemon juice after which pounding the recent ginger and the mint leaves by hand.
This savory lemon soda is splendidly refreshing on a scorching summer season day however you’ll be able to drink it just about anytime of the yr!
Salty Mint Lemon Soda
Creator: Indira Pulliadath
- 1 massive juicy recent lemon
- 4-6 recent mint leaves
- ½ inch by ½ inch piece of recent ginger, peeled
- ¼ cup filtered water
- ⅛ teaspoon black salt (Kala Namak) or any sea salt
- 6-8 ice cubes
- About 4 oz of glowing mineral water
Black Salt or Kala Namak is a rock salt with a pungent sulfurous scent and it tastes nice in savory dishes.