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 !