Mint and Loquat Cooler Recipe:

A refreshing summer drink, we can call it Aam err Loquat Panna or forget names and just chill !

The loquats that I had bought were all used up in a super summer cooler that happened by experiment, but a calculative experiment for that matter. Well, now these loquats were real sour and the moment I bit into it, mini tarts occurred to me first but then I cast it away for only a while ago had made some tangy filling Pineapple tarts , and then my eyes caught a bunch of fresh mints in stock and the real idea sparked. The inspiration actually came from the tangy Aam Panna that’s a favourite summer thirst quencher for us, now since the loquats were equally tangy I was confident that it would blend into an equally delicious drink.  So I set out to discover a new summer cooler and what I got was absolutely refreshing new summer drink, eureka!!

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No seriously, it was minty , a little tangy, sweet, sour and refreshing, what more do we need on a hot summer afternoon. In fact quite close to an ‘Aam Panna’ but only minus a little extra raw mango tang

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Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 250 gms ripe Loquats
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves (approx 50 gms by weight)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp Black rock salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin pwd
  • 3 cups chilled water
  • Loads of ice and fresh spring of mint to serve.summer drinks recipe, mint and loquat cooler, loquat punch, mint drink, spicy mint drink recipe, summer mocktail recipe, green drink recipe

Preparation:

  1. Make cross incisions on the base of each loquat and boil it with little water in a sauce pan until it is soft and its skin starts leaving the pulp. Drain the water and set aside to cool.
  2. On cooling peel the skin, remove the stone and clean the pit and keep retain the pulp.
  3. Now blend sugar, salt, mint and loquat pulp together into a smooth paste, and then add the remaining ingredients and pulse once or twise again.
  4. Keep in the fridge or serve immediately after topping up with ice and a spring of mint. Cheers!!summer drinks recipe, mint and loquat cooler, loquat punch, mint drink, spicy mint drink recipe, summer mocktail recipe, green drink recipe

Dos and Donts:

  • Now I am sure you are not looking for anything here, or wait a sec you may strain it once before serving for a finer consistency.

 

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