Minty Lemonade

mint squash

Its heard to believe the thrills and heart breaks we have over my son’s homework.

Every year he gets asked to write what he wants to be when he grows up, as part of his curriculum.

In KG, he wanted to be a ‘COOKER’/HOUSE WIFE’ like mommy.

In 1st grade, it was a “GHOST’.He  spelled it as ‘goats’ as well. His teacher had him cut it out and made him write ‘doctor’ instead. I can understand the poor lady’s shock :)), but kiddo told her that its more fun being a ghost.

And now this year, it’s an ‘OFFICER’ (office going person) like daddy.

Another time, he was asked to write three good things he likes about his parents. And he told us that he can’t think of any!! Not even one thing!!

You cannot even imagine the amount of sulking me and my husband did over that!

Even if he can’t think of anything nice to say about us, I know we inspire him very much in life. I know that for sure, because he said he wanted to be a ‘Father’ initially, before I directed him to ‘Officer’ :-)!

mint squash

Here is a summer drink with a different colour, but with a fresh and lemony taste. Try it out and if you don’t want the colour, just skip adding it.

Recipe Source: Lite Bite


  • Sugar : 1 kg
  • Water : 1 ltr
  • Lemons : 6 (I had only 4)
  • Mint leaves : 2 cups, loosely packed (one bunch)
  • Ginger : 2 ” piece
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Green food color, optional


  1. Mix water and sugar and heat it for 5 minutes till sugar dissolves. At this stage, I filtered out the mix to remove the impurities. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Wash and clean the mint leaves. Peel and grate the ginger piece.
  3. When the sugar mix is cooled completely (and only then) add the mint leaves, grated ginger, salt and juice from the lemons. Mix well and leave it in the fridge overnight or for about 4-5 hours.
  4. The next day morning, filter out the leaves. Add the food colour, if using. Mix.
  5. When ready to serve, mix a little less than 1/4th of this mix and add 3/4 th measure water. This ratio needs to be adjusted per individual taste. Serve with ice cubes.

mint squash

The recipe is linked to Blogging Marathon 31. Check all about it here in the Blogging Marathon page.

This post is also off to Valli’s Kids’ Delight, hosted by Chef Mireille this month and Valli’s Summer Mela.


9 thoughts on “Minty Lemonade

  1. Am am literally rolling with laughter at your son wating to be a ghost! Kids can really say the most ‘unbelievable’ things!!!
    And teh drink looks so cooling and love the color!


  2. I had a big hearty laugh when I read this ..and wondering why I did not insist you getting him here for the BM would have been so much fun…it’s the kid talk which brings so much joy and happiness..besides smiles and laughter.
    The drink looks wonderful with so much ice ,it can be any drink..and I would never say no…


  3. I can’t help grinning as I type. Loved reading your post Rajani. Kids can sometimes be brutal with their open thoughts. Love your drink and it looks so refreshing and tempting!


  4. hahahh..that’s hilarious!..I can actually imagine how much sulking you guys must have done! gosh it’s too much Rajani…poor kiddo pls don’t take him to task just because he wanted to tell the truth!..btw that’s a very pretty drink and thanks for sending it across..


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