The perfect Summer drink…. Lemonade!


The weather in Dubai has been quite strange. We should ideally be experiencing hot days, but strangely the temperatures are fluctuating. We have cool morning on certain days, sometimes rains, dust storms and on some days are just hot and humid. It’s certainly nice to wake up to an unexpected cool morning, so I am not complaining. Nevertheless I am preparing for the hotter months.

I love quenching my thirst with lemon juice after hot day outdoors. Nothing could be more refreshing. Attached to lemon is a whole lot of health benefits (you can read more about it here). I bought 2 dozens lemons, and prepared a lemon concentrate syrup which can be stored in the refrigerator. It just takes a  minute to prepare the drink. In a glass add 2 tbsp or more of the lemon syrup and fill with water.Add couple of ice cubes and stir, and garnish with mint leaves.






Ginger; Grated


Extract lemon juice from all the lemons and measure. For a cup of lemon juice you will require two cups of sugar and a cup of water. In a saucepan, add the measured sugar and water and boil until all the sugar is dissolved. Add the grated ginger to the sugar syrup and let it cool. When the sugar syrup has cooled completely, add the lemon juice and stir well. Store in a glass bottle and refrigerate.

Note: if the lemon is quite sour, add the more sugar syrup to balance it out.

To prepare lemonade: In a glass add 2 tbsp or more of the lemon syrup and fill with water.Add couple of ice cubes and stir, and garnish with mint leaves.



10 Comments Add yours

  1. Janet Rörschåch says:

    This must be refreshing Preveena, because the pictures look very refreshing. Nicely done.

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you so much Janet! It is indeed very refreshing :).

  2. Mushtari says:

    Nice! I also suggest adding cumim powder and salt for masala lemomade. I also add glucose powder if I feel exhausted!

    1. Preveena says:

      Masala lemonade sounds delicious! Thank you for the suggestion 🙂

  3. anu1386 says:

    tnx fro make remember me the lemonade which i used to get from a small shop near my preschool… just lemon sugar salt ginger n the special coooool water from the mud pot… 🙂

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you Anu! I am glad my post brought back memories. 🙂

  4. Shari Kelley says:

    I have never heard of adding ginger to lemonade. I bet it gives it a really nice taste, and will have to try it. Your pictures are beautiful!

    1. Preveena says:

      Shari! Ginger adds a lovely zing to the drink, definitely try it. 🙂

  5. Light and refreshing and it’s suits for all weather…
    i love to boost my immune with with hot lemonade in a rainy season
    and icy lemonade in a sunny days…

    1. Preveena says:

      Love lemonade any day, just as you mentioned great way to boost your immunity.

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