Minty Citrus Wake-up

Minty Citrus Wake-up


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About this recipe: What an invigorating drink this is, made with fresh citrus, very lightly sweetened and flavoured with a little lime zest and mint. Squeezing your own juice makes all the difference in both nutrition and flavour, as vitamin C begins to dissipate as soon as a fruit or vegetable is cut.

Elaine Russell

Serves: 4 

  • 1 lime
  • 4 juicy oranges
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • grated zest of 1 lime
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) water
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh mint
  • For serving (optional)
  • thin slices of lime
  • thin slices of lemon

Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Cut the citrus fruits in half crossways. Juice them using either an electric juicer or a simple citrus squeezer, preferably one that strains out the seeds but leaves in a generous quantity of pulp. If you have no squeezer at all, poke a fork into the flesh several times, then squeeze the juice from the fruit by hand, prodding with the fork now and again.
  2. Combine the citrus juices in a jug with the lime zest, water, sugar and mint. Stir, then pour into glasses over a few ice cubes and, if you like, add slices of lime and lemon.

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