When my son asked me a few years back " What are Mulberries, Mom ?", I could only sigh.I explained to him how they look and taste but was assured that he'll never be able to taste the fruit as I have myself not eaten it for a long long time and have not seen it in the markets anywhere. When we were kids, there was a huge Mulberry tree in my grandparents backyard and we cared less for the fruit.Mangoes and watermelons were the favorites.It was available so abundantly that it was given no importance. But now the fruit has almost become exotic and very hard to find. When I saw it available with one of the road side vendors, I wasted no time in picking up my share and was very happy when my son tasted the fruit and liked it.We finished half of it for our evening snack and saved the half to make this delicious drink that my mom used to make for us when we were young.This drink is perfect for the summers and is very refreshing.With the basic ingredients at hand and availability of Mulberries, you can make it in no time.So here is the recipe
All you need is ( serves 4)
Mulberries - 200 gm
Powdered sugar - 1\4 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Club soda - 500 ml
Mint for garnishing
Method of preparation
Muddle the berries in a bowl with a muddler or back of a spoon.
Pass them through a soup strainer.
Add ice cubes in a jug and add berry juice.
Add the lemon juice and sugar.
Mix till sugar is dissolved.
Add club soda and immediately serve in glasses.
Garnish with Mint leaves.
Mulberries spoils very quickly. Try to use them immediately.
They leave stain on your hands and cloths, so be careful.
This drink should be made just before serving.
You can increase or decrease the sugar according to your taste and the sourness or the sweetness of mulberries.