In summer, our fridge more space occupied by refreshments. The hands themselves are attracted to him, to quench their thirst and to cheer up. The best ally in this matter is mint. Recipes drinks with this ingredient we bring to your attention.
Green tea best quenches thirst, doctors assure. It is replete with trace elements and tannins, has an astringent effect that helps to transfer heat more easily. Despite all its hardships, it is more useful to drink hot tea. So valuable components are better absorbed, and thirst passes faster. However, the cold drink of medicinal properties does not lose. Try the original recipe for tea with mint in Moroccan and see for yourself. Take 30 g mint, separate the stems, fill them with 1⅓ l water and bring to a boil. Scald the teapot with boiling water, pour into it 1 tsp. Green leaf tea and 50 g roasted pine nuts. They will give the drink a unique aroma and delicate flavors. Fill the mixture with a mint broth without stems, brew 2 minutes and add mint leaves. After 3 minutes, the tea can be poured into cups. Do not forget to put in each little mint and nuts. Your gourmets will appreciate this drink.
The combination of lemon, ginger and mint perfectly quenches thirst. The recipe for such a drink gushes with useful qualities. It not only cools and tones, but also removes toxins and toxins from the body, and at the same time improves metabolism. As a result, extra pounds melt by themselves. Finely grate 3 cm of fresh ginger root and put it in a glass jar with 10-12 mint leaves. Fill them with the juice of half a lemon, a liter of boiling water and leave for 20 minutes. Then we carefully filter the infusion so that it does not have time to become too bitter. Peel a small cucumber, cut into circles and put on the bottom of the decanter. Cut the lemon into slices along with the zest and send it to the cucumber. Pour ginger infusion into a decanter and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Then pour it into glasses, put 1-2 lemon wedges in each and decorate with mint. Add honey to the cocktail, and even the most capricious sweets will not refuse it.
Strawberries in snowdrifts
If you want to really please the sweethearts, prepare for them a refreshing drink with mint, strawberries and ice cream. Such a tempting cocktail is guaranteed to lead to tonus and lift the mood. Clean 250 g fresh strawberries from the petioles, carefully rinse in cold water and pour into the blender bowl. Top spread 150 g cream ice cream without any additives and pour half a glass of chilled milk. We give up a mixture of 1-2 art. L. Spoons of honey. If the strawberry is sweet enough, you can do without it. Add 5-6 leaves of fresh mint and beat the mixture with a blender until smooth. Too thick cocktail can be diluted with milk. We pour out the drink on high glasses, decorate with whole berries of strawberries and mint. By the way, instead of strawberries you can take any other berries - the result will not disappoint.
A fresh look
It's no secret that mint goes especially well with fresh fruit. And here you don't even have to be smart - our native apples and pears will match her perfectly. To make the cocktail tastier and richer, it is important to choose the most ripe, juicy and sweet fruits as possible. Take 2 medium pears, apples and kiwi, peel them, remove the core and cut into small slices. Put them in a blender bowl, pour 2 tbsp. l. lemon juice, 150 ml of apple juice, add 2-3 sprigs of finely chopped mint and a pinch of cinnamon. This drink with mint can be supplemented with spinach if desired. Half a small bundle will be sufficient. Beat all the ingredients into a homogeneous mass, if required, dilute with water. Pour the cocktail into glasses and decorate with mint leaves. Crushed ice can be added if desired.
Adult baby cocktail
Soft drinks for children are another story. They can absorb them in liters without noticing it. The main thing is that it is not harmful soda or store juices. A completely healthy and original alternative is a children's mojito based on homemade lemonade. Cut off the zest from two lemons with a thin layer, squeeze the juice from them and add the juice of two more lemons. Combine ⅓ part of all lemon juice, zest, 1 glass of sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the resulting mixture to a boil over the lowest heat and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the remaining lemon juice in a decanter with a liter of drinking water. When the finished syrup has cooled, pour it into a decanter and stir. Put 2 slices of lime on the bottom of the glass, pour 1 tsp. honey, add 2 sprigs of mint. Fill the glass with chilled lemonade, decorate with a straw. You can also add some ice.
With mint you can come up with many more interesting combinations - you just need to give free rein to the imagination. Do you have any favorite mint recipes? What drinks do you cook for family and friends most often?