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Curb that summer thirst!

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Sakshi Sharma
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Curb that summer thirst

Curb that summer thirst

To relieve our parched throats and summer thirst caused by this scorching heat wave, we asked some food bloggers and chefs to share their favorite summer drinks and the recipes that make them special. 

The hot and humid season of Summer brings harrowing heat along with the constant need for hydration. With the ever-rising temperatures, we feel sweaty, messy, and thirsty. While the water might do the trick, you can also try some of the delicious summer drinks that keep your body hydrated and cool and are packed with flavor. Here are those drinks and their recipes shared by chef food bloggers to curb some of that thirst of yours! 

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Ruchika Asatkar

Drink- Mango Lassi

My favorite summer drink is this quick, easy, lip-smacking drink made with dahi (curd) and fresh mangoes. This drink not only keeps you refreshed but also energized through sunny days. The recipe for mango lassi is extremely simple to follow! 

Recipe:

- Add 1 cup sweet yogurt, one bow mango puree or fresh mango pulp or mango slices + Sugar as per your choice + Cardamom powder

- Blend everything until well combined

- Pour in a glass

- Garnish with dry fruits and saffron (optional)

And your mango lassi is ready. Enjoy!

Mango Lassi

Akshata Aggarwal

Drink- Mango Mint Fizz

It is our favorite summer drink as it has mango (we love mangoes!), and it is super easy to make. The freshness of mint and the bubbliness of soda make it the perfect drink for a hot summer day.

Recipe: 

Ingredients: 1 mango, peeled and diced into cubes, 1 bunch mint leaves, 200 ml soda / any other fizzy drink, 1 Tbsp lemon juice

- Mix all ingredients in a blender. 

- Sieve it to make the beverage smoother if required. 

- Top with Mango chunks, orange peel, or any other fruit of choice.

Serve chilled. 

Mango Mint Fizz

Chef Sheefah 

Drink- Butterfly Pea Flower Juice

This is the best summer drink I can have, as the temperature in summer is very high in Bangkok and Mumbai. The water and ice provide you the hydration required, the sugar and lime juice gives you a refreshing taste; the butterfly pea flower has health benefits like antioxidants, helps your skin glow, and ease stress.

Recipe: 

Ingredients: Water: 500ml, Sugar: 100gms, Dehydrated Butterfly pearl flowers: 20gms, Lime Juice: 20ml

- Mix all the ingredients in the pan except lime juice.

- Boil until the sugar melts and water turns dark blue.

- Cool it down and strain.

- To serve, take a glass full of ice, add the juice, and top it with lime juice.

- Once the lime juice is added, the drink turns purple.

PS: The recipe serves three glasses approx.

Butterfly Pea Flower Juice

Sumedh Kanade

Drink- Aam Panna

Beat the Summer’s scorching heat with traditional Aam Panna. For me,  this Aam Panna has been special. During the summer holidays, my mom used to make Aam Panna in a big vessel. After playing all day, I used to be excited for that one glass of Aam Panna. It was like a trophy for me. Sometimes, I used to end up having two glasses. And since it is made using everyone’s favorite Kacchi Kairi (Raw Mango), the drink is a hit with many childhood memories. Sharing my household variant of Aam Panna with my mom’s nuska(tip). 

Recipe: 

Ingredients: 2 Raw Mangoes, 4 Tbsp Sugar (you can add as per your choice), 1 Tsp Rock Salt (even regular salt works), 1/2 Tsp Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder  

Add 2 cups of water and two raw mangoes to a pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. You can even cook it in boiling water until the raw mangoes become soft and pulpy.

- Cool the mangos & peel their skin. Then, scrap the pulp of the Mango.

- Take this pulp in a blender jar; add 4 tbsp sugar. You can add less sugar if you don’t like sweets and want your panna tangy. Close the lid and blend it into a smooth paste.

- This pulp can be stored for up to 7 days in a glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator.

- Add 1 tsp rock salt and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder to the blended smooth pulp. Mix it well. 

- Take a tall glass, add 1 tbsp of smooth paste and a few ice cubes, pour cold water into it, and mix it well. Your aam panna is ready. 

- Garnish it with some Chiroji & Kesar Strands. 

Aam Panna

How do you curb that summer thirst? Tell us your special drink recipes in the comments below! 

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