Summer is knocking on our doors and Berlin soon will be boiling hot with temperatures going above 35°C and everybody will be trying to get a refreshment here and there, so what could be better than a homemade, ice-cold lemonade. Mine today is a cucumber lemonade with a touch of basil, ginger and lime. Last summer I was strolling around Hamburg, while on a visit. Usually Hamburg is a refreshment for itself, with a fair amount of chilly wind, but not this time. I had to level my blood temperature with loads of liquids, among others, different lemonades.
At some point, I was trying a cucumber lemonade, even though I did a lot of cucumber desserts in the past, I was fairly surprised…voilà my idea for today´s lemonade was born. I find it so refreshing and tasty, with this juicy cucumber getting mixed with a slight scent of basil and being rounded up with the ginger. The fizzy water adds some strength to it and adding some Gin as well made it a perfect aperitif, to name just one direction you could go with this recipe. So get it on and enjoy this green & refreshing liquid yourself. What is your favorite lemonade?