Kokum and Rose Mojito ( A Refreshing Non-alcoholic Cooler )
March has just begun and the mercury has already started climbing up ! If predictions are going to come true, then we are all bracing up for one of the hottest summers in the recent years. Once again, all that talk about global warming, deforestation and depleting polar caps is going to grab the limelight. Everyone worth their salt or even otherwise to going to add their opinion and suddenly social media is to get abuzz with a new trending topic. But till that happens, let us just chill. Kyunki alarm abhi baja nahi !!
Coming back to yours truly, summers are all about coolers. Given that I love guzzling water and make it a point to drink atleast 3 liters in a day, summers somehow make me crave for something extra. A dash of lemon to my regular water or a teaspoon of 'Rooh-afza' or even a teaspoon of glucose is a must ! But apart from these, I love to indulge in a variety of natural drinks like 'Aam panna', 'Bel panna', 'Thandai', 'Ragi sherbat', 'lassi' and buttermilk .
Lately I have started loving the sparkling ones like Mojitos or ginger ale. But since I love to add my own twist to every recipe, I experimented a bit and came up with this a very traditional touch to the mojito. Rose and Kokum Mojito is one such drink that turned out to be a hit with my family and friends !
Read on for the recipe -
Preparation Time - 5 mins ( plus 20 mins standby )
- 2-3 Kokum pieces
- 1 tsp rose syrup
- 3-4 sprig mint leaves
- ice cubes
- 1/2 lemon
- plain syrup (as per taste)
- soda water / sparkling water
Preparation - Steep the kokum pieces in 1/2 cup of hot water. Let it stand for 20 mins.
Take the mint leaves and kokum pieces (along with the water) in a tall glass and muddle a bit. Add the lime juice, rose syrup and plain syrup.
Pack with ice cubes and top with sparkling water.
Serve immediately !