July is here. In Romanian peasant tradition, sometimes this month is called "luna lui cuptor" (the "oven's month"), because the temperatures rise so high one feels as if they're inside an oven whenever they go outside. So what better time than this to post a recipe for a refreshing drink? :)
It's made with grapefruit juice, mineral water, ice and fresh mint leaves and that touch of mint gives it a lovely aftertaste you won't soon forget. It's a lovely way to cool yourself on hot summer days like this. Enjoy. :)
Last year: Vanilla extract.
Two years ago: Baby making and no cooking. :)
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 500 ml freshly squuezed grapefruit juice
- 100 ml mineral water
- a small handful of mint leaves, plus more to garnish
- 2-3 tablespoons raw sugar or to taste
- ice cubes to serve (optional)
Mix the grapefruit juice, mineral water and mint leaves in a blender. Strain the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the traces of leaves. Taste and add sugar to taste.
Put one-two ice cubes in each glass, if using.
Pour the cooler into glasses, decorate with a little cluster of mint leaves and serve! It's done, dig in! :)