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A Refreshing Drink To Welcome You All

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.88

$0.88 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,fodmap friendly,vegan beverage,drink
spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

A Refreshing Drink To Welcome You All could be just the gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and fodmap friendly recipe you've been looking for. For 88 cents per serving, you get a beverage that serves 6. One serving contains 43 calories, 2g of protein, and 0g of fat. This recipe is liked by 3 foodies and cooks. A mixture of mint leaves, lemons, water, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 82%. This score is excellent. Similar recipes are Refreshing Rum Drink, Refreshing Lemon-Lime Drink, and Refreshing Cosmopolitan.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups fresh mint leaves
fresh mint leaves
6 large
6 large lemons
lemons
1
1  sugar
sugar
1.06 qt
1.06 qt water
water
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ginger
ginger
1 pinch
1 pinch green food color
green food color
2 cups fresh mint leaves
2 cups
fresh mint leaves
6 large lemons
6 large
lemons
1  sugar
1
sugar
1.06 qt water
1.06 qt
water
0.5 tsps ginger
0.5 tsps
ginger
1 pinch green food color
1 pinch
green food color


Instructions

Pick the mint leaves and wash it in running water. Clean and grate the ginger. Heat water in a vessel and add sugar to it. Let the sugar dissolve; filter the sugar syrup with a thin muslin cloth. Boil it further on medium heat till the syrup becomes a bit thick, about 20 minutes. Take off heat and cool the syrup. Now add the mint leaves, grated ginger and juice of lemons. Leave it aside for 4-5 hours to let the mint flavor seep into the syrup. Add green color if required. Store the concentrate in a clean glass bottle. To make the drink, pour about 1 tbsp. of the concentrate and add water to suit your taste. Top it with crushed ice and serve the refreshing Minty-lemony drink.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.88
Ingredient
2 cups fresh mint leaves
6 larges lemons
1 pinch green food color
Price
$2.11
$3.00
$0.16
$5.26

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Food coloring can definitely make food more attractive, but if you prefer to go the natural route, many colors can be created with the use of fruits, vegetables, spices, etc. Experiment with berries for pinks, reds, and purples, carrots for orange, turmeric for yellow, and so on.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
42 Calories
1g Protein
0.47g Total Fat
12g Carbs
37% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
42
2%

Fat
0.47g
1%

  Saturated Fat
0.08g
1%

Carbohydrates
12g
4%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
15mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
4%

Vitamin C
62mg
75%

Fiber
4g
17%

Vitamin A
660IU
13%

Manganese
0.21mg
10%

Iron
1mg
8%

Folate
29µg
7%

Calcium
69mg
7%

Potassium
235mg
7%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Magnesium
22mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.11mg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.06mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
4%

Phosphorus
28mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.26mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.37mg
2%

Zinc
0.25mg
2%

Vitamin E
0.16mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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