Summer is in full swing. For many luxury apartment dwellers, that means soaking up as much Vitamin C as possible. Spending hours in the hot sun can cause the liquids you drink to perspire straight through your forehead, arms, and legs in humid climates. In dry climates, you may not even notice that you are sweating because of how quickly perspiration evaporates. Regardless of the climate in which you live and whether you plan to spend the day lounging around your luxury apartment pool or enjoying life in a park with friends, this lemonade-with-a-twist recipe is something you have got to try before summer’s end!
- What You Need:
1 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup fresh ginger
1/2 cup honey (or sugar, if you must)
3 cups hot water
1 cup lemon juice
4 cups cold water
Chop mint leaves and ginger, and combine the two with honey. Add boiling water, and allow the mint and ginger to steep in the water for 30 minutes before straining. Add lemon juice and cold water to the ginger-mint-honey flavored water and refrigerate.
Serve lemonade with ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon or orange slices. For a sweet touch, rim serving glasses with sugar, using lemon juice as an adhesive.
This super tasty recipe has more benefits than one might expect to derive from a summer glass of lemonade. It is:
Chilled in the fridge and served over ice, this fruit-infused beverage can cool you down even on the most sweltering of summer days. If you plan to serve it outside, make sure that you pack the pitcher or cooler you serve it in with ice cubes. It just doesn’t taste the same once it’s lost its chill.
Taken individually, lemon, ginger, and mint are each loaded with nutritional and health benefits. Consumed together, everything from your blood pressure to digestion can improve. Ginger is even known to have properties that can ward off certain cancers. If you opt to use only honey and no sugar, this drink is made all the more healthy.
While the health benefits of this tasty lemonade recipe may be appealing to many, they are really just an added benefit. The taste of this delectable beverage will blow the mind of anybody who enjoys the ingredients it contains.
Does this recipe look good to you? If so, what are you waiting for? Pick up the ingredients and prepare a batch in your luxury apartment kitchen today. Share it with friends, and go out and enjoy the sun knowing that you have a tasty, refreshing, and healthful treat that can cool you down as soon as you start feeling too warm. Live Life + Love Life. It’s summertime!
*This recipe was inspired by a recipe found on Epicurious.com.