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.
4 juicy oranges
1 pink grapefruit
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
Directions Prep:20min › Ready in:20min
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.
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.