Cardamom and Mint Lemonade (2 Ways): The flavors of the cardamom and mint are made for each other especially in this aromatic – flavorful lemonade. Summer is incomplete without your favorite lemonade recipe and this one will surely tantalize your tastebuds and leave you wanting an endless supply. What’s even more fun – you get to make this deliciousness two ways (for kids and adults).
This ‘Cardamom and Mint Lemonade (2 Ways)’ recipes is definitely one of those recipes that scream summer but in a very subtle and exotic ways. Don’t go by its simple looks as every sip is power packed and will take you to this exotic land of sweet fragrance. I’m a sucker for flavorful lemonade recipes and my summers are all about some kind of lemonade craze every year but this one always tops the list. So, when one of our friends decided to drop by during a weekday with one hour notice as they were running some errands near our home and we haven’t seen each other for quite some time now. So, these cuties (Cardamom and Mint Lemonade) were the first thing that came to my mind as along with this ‘Texas Caviar with Grilled Pineapple Salsa’ and the ‘Best Homemade Chicken Curry Pizza Recipe’ (as we were already having that for dinner that night). While the pizza was baking, I started with the simple syrup for the lemonade using whole cardamom pods, sugar, and water (you can use sugar substitute if need be). It just takes 5 minutes to make the cardamom-mint simple syrup (you just add the fresh mint leaves once you switch off the heat). Then let the whole thing come to room temperature and sieve everything into a glass jar/bottle. This syrup can stay in the fridge for a month. That’s all the cooking required in this recipe, then you just squeeze some fresh lemon juice, get some ice, water and mix as per taste. Now, this is the 1st way of making the Cardamom and Mint Lemonade. The 2nd way is kinda fun as we are going to spike it with your choice of liquor, be it gin/vodka or rum. Just add once the lemonade is ready, stir and serve over chilled ice.
So whatever be your choice – The 1st Way or 2nd Way, I can guarantee, you’ve never tasted something like this before and it will definitely be on your favorite recipe list. So, go ahead and enjoy them with friends and family.