Lime/Lemon and Ginger Drink
Neembu (Nimbu) aur Adrak Pani (Shikanjvi)
A cool and refreshing drink and very easy to prepare. You can use lemonade in place of water, but traditionally, it is made with water. Serves 8-10
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6 lemons or limes
100 gm. ginger (optional), peeled and roughly chopped
Sugar to taste (artificial sweetener can be substituted)
2 litre water
A few fresh mint leaves
Extract juice from lemons/limes.
Place juice, ginger, sugar and 1/2 litre water in a blender and liquidise.
Strain, to remove any solids/fibres.
Add remaining water, a cup at a time, until required sweetness and tartness is achieved (lemons vary in size and tartness).
Use tall glasses, they look better. Put 3-4 cubes of ice in each glass, pour the prepared drink over it and decorate with a couple of mint leaves. Serve.
This drink can be made with salt and black pepper, instead of sugar.