That’s really all I can say about not having written to you guys for so long. Oops, sorry. Well, I’m living in a new place now, unpacking is almost complete, and I’ve started a business (unofficially).
For today, just to get the creative juices flowing, I’ll post a refreshing drink I’ve come up with to replace a high-sugar soda drink that would normally quench my thirst on a hot summer’s day.
Chocomint Spritz Drink
What you’ll need for this drink:
- equal parts Sprite (or 7-UP) and soda water
- 8 small, or 5 large chocolate mint (Mentha piperita) leaves
How to make:
Combine all ingredients. You’re going to probably adjust the proportions of sugary Sprite and soda water to suit your taste. Reach in with your hand and roll the floating mint leaves between your fingers, keeping them in the liquid of the drink so all the flavour gets infused nicely.
Tip: Start with less Sprite than you think you will need, and add more to taste. If your taste buds get a flavour of the super-sweetness of 100% Sprite first, it’ll be hard to adjust the soda water to live up to it, and you’ll end up with just mint in Sprite (which is probably good too, but kinda defeats the purpose)….. so consider it a soda water drink, being sweetened a bit with Sprite instead of the other way around! 😉
That’s it! Really refreshing, and half the sugar normally in soda. If you don’t have a chocolate mint plant….. get one! 😉 Haha but really, if you don’t have one, try regular mint leaves!