Friday, April 5, 2013

Red Flash..mocktail

Beat the summer with this refreshing rose-beetroot lemonade.this drink is  rejuvenating and this rose drink lends a feeling of coolness and saturates one completely even in the intense heat of summers. It is helpful to the body in many ways. With its constant use, the body gets nourished with the essential protein and vitamins.Rose petals are used to treat internal asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea,cough, fever and fluid retention, indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.They are ingested as a tea to provide a comforting effect and diminish body temperatures during high fevers.The tea also effectively cleanses toxins and heat from the body.
They have a diuretic effect and hence, are beneficial in relieving excessive fluids from the urinary bladder.Rose petals help to get rid of the waste and toxic substances in the body, through the kidneys.

  • 1/2 cup Fresh,pink rose petals
  • 1 tsp Grated beetroot
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 cups Crushed ice/cubes
  • 1tsp Ginger,grated
Cooking Directions
  1. Boil rose petals,grated beetroot,ginger,mint leaves and sugar in 1/2 liter of water till sugar dissolves completely ( approx 15 minutes)on low flame.
  2. Let it cool completely.
  3. Now strain the syrup and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
  4. Just before serving add squeeze lemon juice and mix it well.
  5. Take 2 tall glasses/goblet, Add crushed ice and then slowly pour the chilled rose syrup.
  6. Serve garnished with cherry