Something to keep cool and survive summer heat waves!
Ginger Mint Lemonade
freshly squeezed lime juice (1 small lime is just enough)
5 tbsp golden caster sugar
1 litre water
40 g fresh ginger, thinly sliced
15-20 fresh mint leaves, plus few to garnish
In a saucepan place sugar, ginger, mint leaves and 300 ml of water. Simmer for 10-12 minutes and occasionally stir with a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Discard ginger slices and mint leaves. Add freshly squeezed lime juice and remaining water. Stir and taste – it should be slightly on a sweet side. Remember that later on you will top it up with ice cubes so it cannot be too weak.
Pour mixture into large jug and chill in a fridge for an hour.
Serve in a glasses with 3-4 ice cubes (depending on how strong you like it).
Garnish with fresh mint leaves and thin lime slices (optional).