On a hot summer day (…..stay tuned folks, we STILL might have one of these some time soon in Sydney) a refreshing iced cocktail can really hit the spot.
Last year on a trip to Bali, after a long walk about town in hot and steamy conditions, I had a delicously refreshing lime & mint cocktail from Three Monkeys in Ubud.
This cute little cafe, rather unassuming hid the garden area out back overlooking a rice paddy.
As we sat down and enjoyed the peace from the garden and some very good spring rolls with peanut sauce and Nasi Goreng, what struck me about the fruit juice was that the flavours literally zing around your tongue and I instantly felt revived.
Anyway, I’ve successfully recreated this at home…I just need a hot summer’s day now to go with it !
Juice from 2 limes
1 handful of icecubes
1-2 tblspns of sugar syrup (see below)
8-10 mint leaves
– Bung everything into a blender (that is strong enough to handle crushing the ice) and blend well, until the mint is pulverised and you can see the mix is bright green.
– taste and add in a bit more sugar syrup if you think it needs it
I always have this on hand in the fridge so that I can make cocktails or iced tea at a moments notice.
Put one cup of water and 1 cup of sugar into a saucepan and stir until sugar has dissolved. Put into a glass bottle and keep in your fridge (will keep for months).