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guava punch is a nice lemony flavoured Indian drink with hints of mint with invigorating flavours for a party. Learn how to make homemade fresh guava punch.
A mouth-watering blend of guava puree, ginger and lemon juice, garnished with sprigs of mint that add an irresistible aroma and flavour to the guava mocktail. The heady aroma will surely lift up your mood and re-energize you.
To make guava punch, combine the guava, sugar and 6 cups of water in a deep non-stick kadhai, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till they turn soft, while stirring occasionally. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Strain the purée using a strainer and keep aside. Add the lemon juice and the ginger juice and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with mint sprigs.
Cooking the guava helps to soften it before pureeing, while straining this mixture helps remove the guava seeds that might spoil the rich and creamy mouth feel of this summer mocktail drink.
Lemon and ginger team up in many recipes from salads to drinks. Pungent ginger and tangy lemon help to both enhance and balance the natural sweetness of guava very pleasantly. Sugar balances these flavours with its sweetness. Thus every ingredient lends its contribution and they complement each other very well too! Serve guava mocktail in pretty serving glasses and garnishes of your choice other than mint if you wish to.
Tips for guava punch. 1. Cut the guava cubes just before making the puree. 2. Straining the guava mixture is important to get rid of the seeds. 3. Add fresh lemon juice and ginger juice. 4. To make ginger juice, grate ginger using a grater and then place the gratings in a muslin cloth. Press the muslin cloth to get fresh ginger juice. If using large amounts of ginger, place the ginger along with some water in a juicer and then grind. Strain and then use as required.