This is a surprisingly easy and so fresh summer drink recipe. I got this from my cousin’s wife and since I made it first time in June it has been our family’s favorite. I’m going to freeze some leafs to be able to make this wintertime, too.
8 liters of black current leafs
8 liters of water
100 gr citric acid
500 gr sugar
Rinse leafs and put them into a big bucket. Cook water and pour on top of leafs. Add citric acid and stir until it is mixed properly. Let it stay in room temperature for about 24 hours. Add sugar and stir until it is mixed properly. Drain, bottle and refrigerate. Serve cold with ice.
I wish everyone beautiful August days
It looks like the US East Coast is not cooling down. The weather is still extremely warm and it’s getting hotter for the weekend. This icy non alcoholic cucumber drink is just perfect for hot summer days or for an après sauna refreshment. I found it from my latest favorite cook book, Super natural every day (by Heidi Swanson).
1 cucumber, partially peeled
½ cup (120 ml) cold water
3 cups (710 ml) ice cubes
1/3 (80 ml) mild honey
Juice of ½ lime, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
In a blender, combine the cucumber, water, ice, honey, lime juice, and salt. Pulse until completely smooth and frosty, and free of any ice chunks or honey globs. Taste and add more lime juice, if you like. Serve in a large glass pitcher or individual glasses.
Makes one large pitcher.
Picture: Kati and Laura