Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer Coolers - Ice Tea with a Twist

The mercury in Delhi is rising at an extremely fast pace... It's getting hotter than the insides of a furnace... Hence my facebook status... 'I'm going to MELT'... and the newspaper just adds to my woes...

After the brief respite from the heat last week, Delhi experienced its hottest day of the season so far on Monday with the maximum temperature shooting up to 41.2 degrees Celsius.

“The maximum has been the highest so far this season,” said a Meteorological Department official. He said the next few days would continue to be hot with the temperature hovering around 41 degrees Celsius. The previous high of 41.1 degrees Celsius this season was recorded on April 30.

The maximum temperature was two degrees above the expected maximum for this time of the year, while the minimum, at 26.4 degrees Celsius, was one degree above the expected temperature. The Met Department has forecast “partly cloudy sky” for Tuesday with no significant change in temperature. [Source: The Hindu]

Need something to cool me off..... What better than Icecubes, Lemon n Mint Leaves...... What's the twist here..... Ice cubes dilute my drink n I don't like that..... So I go make ice cubes of my drink.... :)

Take an ice cube tray lay washed mint leaves at the bottom and fill the tray with ice tea and freeze.... add these cubes to you ice tea and serve with a dash of lemon.

Another hint to escape the heat.... Coax your talented sister to take the final pictures in the garden while you cool your heels with Ice tea. Diya blogs at She done some wonderful pictures for me earlier for valentines day of Red Love and Strawberry Peppermint Brownies. Isn't she talented.... :)

Sending this cooler to saffronstreaks. Her theme for the event is seasonal indulgence.

What are you all doing to cool your heels?


Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.... Very healthy and refreshing drink.. looks absolutely perfect dear.. thanks for the recipe.. :)
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Mehjabeen Arif said...

Love the innovation.. Nice tip..

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Nitha said...

Thats a delicious one..

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usha said...

HI !
The little trick of freezing mint leaves in the ice-cube tray is charming, to say the least. When I tried this for the first time,I filled the tray half way up. allowed it to freeze,then laid the leaves on the frozen surface and finally filled up the rest of the tray to freeze again. This helps to suspend the leaves in the centre of the ice cubes ( well, most of them, anyway).
Thanks Nachiketa.

Anonymous said...

Woww.. I was on the look out for a cool drink. and there you go :D Thank you dear