Recipe: Bored of same old nimbu-paani, sachet mixes? Try these 3 summer coolers

  • Move over orange and lime as the only two refreshing and cooling fruit choices you can opt for in this heat and check out the amazing recipes of three delightful summer coolers - Coconut Lemongrass and Passion Fruit, Kokum Grapefruit Sherbat and Cucumber and Basil Spritzer inside
Recipe: 3 delicious summer coolers that spell pure indulgence and quench thirst( Manoj Jangid, Director of Food & Beverage, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar)
Recipe: 3 delicious summer coolers that spell pure indulgence and quench thirst( Manoj Jangid, Director of Food & Beverage, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar)
Updated on Apr 21, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

The Covid-19 lockdown is not all that bad as you get to spend additional quality time with your family which can be made fun and exciting as you whip up some delicious summer coolers to freshen your day together. Here are the amazing recipes of three delightful summer coolers - Coconut Lemongrass and Passion Fruit, Kokum Grapefruit Sherbat and Cucumber and Basil Spritzer, which spell pure indulgence and help you quench your thirst in the tastiest manner.

Summers provide us with a big excuse to make that glass taller and cooler especially for those who are bored of the same old nimbu-paani and sachet-ready mixes. Move over orange and lime as the only two refreshing and cooling fruit choices you can opt for in this heat and go try these easy to concoct summer coolers that can be blended in less than 10 minutes.

Coconut Lemongrass and Passion Fruit

Ingredients:

180ml Fresh Coconut water

1 Fresh lemongrass stick

20ml Passion Fruit puree

Method:

Add the chopped lemongrass in a cocktail shaker. Muddle gently to release the flavour oils and aromas. Add the passion fruit puree and coconut water.

Add ice and shake it for 30seconds. Serve it in a pre-chilled High-Ball glass, garnish it with a thin lemongrass stick in the glass.

Coconut Lemongrass and Passion Fruit(Manoj Jangid)
Coconut Lemongrass and Passion Fruit(Manoj Jangid)

Kokum Grapefruit Sherbat

Ingredients:

45ml Kokum Puree (Home Made)

15 ml Grapefruit Syrup

Pinch of Rock salt

150ml Chilled water/ Soda

Method:

Make Kokum Puree by combining Kokum, sugar, and remaining water in a small sauce pan. Heat until sugar has melted. Chill until ready to serve.

To make the drink: Add Kokum puree, Grapefruit Syrup in a cocktail shaker, add ice and water and sake it for 30sec. Serve in pre-chilled Old-Fashioned glass, garnish with Sliced Kokum.

Kokum Grapefruit Sherbat(Manoj Jangid)
Kokum Grapefruit Sherbat(Manoj Jangid)

Cucumber and Basil Spritzer

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled and seeded

8 Basil leaves

60ml Sweet and sour syrup

120ml water

Top it up with Chilled soda

Method:

Add the peeled cucumber and 120ml water in mixing glass. Muddle until the cucumber is liquefied and pureed.

Make lime simple syrup by combining sugar, lime zest, and remaining water in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar has melted. Chill until ready to serve

To make the drink: Place 2 basil leaves, add 60 ml sweet and sour syrup in the glass. Use the back of a spoon to muddle the basil. Add 60 cucumber puree and stir gently to mix.

Top with Chilled Club soda. Serve in pre-chilled High-Ball glass, garnish with sliced cucumber and fresh basil sprig.

Cucumber and Basil Spritzer(Manoj Jangid)
Cucumber and Basil Spritzer(Manoj Jangid)


(All recipes: Manoj Jangid, Director of Food & Beverage, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar)

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