Summers is the time when nature’s bounty brings in this sweet, juicy fruit - Litchi or Lychee! Litchi is loved for its sweet, soft pulp especially by the kids. You could easily transform their favourite fruit into a refreshing drink as your ally to transition from cold drinks or packaged juices this summer.
Get some in-season, ripe litchis to blend them into a different version of lemonade. Enjoy this healthalicious drink with your family! Do serve chilled!
Litchi fruit: 12-15
Water: 3.5 cups (at room temperature or chilled)
Lemon: 1 large or 2 medium sized
Honey: 2-3 tsp
Mint leaves: a few for garnishing (optional)
Lemon slices for garnishing (optional)
Few ice cubes (optional)
Wash and remove the outerskin of the litchis.
Remove the fleshy puly using your hand and discard the seeds.
Place the pulp in a blender and blend to make a smooth puree of the litchis.
Tiny unblended bits and pieces are alright in the puree.
In a jar, mix the litchi puree, lemon juice, water and honey and mix well.
Pour the litchi lemonade in glasses topped with some ice cubes
Serve litchi lemonade immediately.
While serving, you can also garnish with few sprigs of mint leaves or lemon slices.
Food group: Fruit
Can be had during afternoons, evenings or even mornings or mid-mornings.
Apt for the summer season when Litchi is in season, and when you crave something cold. Makes for a great drink post work out.
You can add mint and ice to add onto the taste.
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