I’m back after a short break. A trip to the Chikmangalur forest region was a must needed break. We stayed in the pristine nature with very minimal structural buildings leaving the nature undisturbed. No television, no connectivity, no mobiles… that is my kind of relaxing and rejuvenating with the beautiful nature. The absolute silence environment with peacocks mewing sounds.. was such a delightful experience. Spotting wind Bisons, squirrels, peacocks, hens and a lot of natural scenic views made the trip perfect. Good friends around to have a long chit chat and see kids run around the mountains, some yummy home cooked delicacies… this I call it HEAVEN! Here are just a few snaps for you…
Now to today’s post……
Another drink that I prefer to have a lot in summer in tender coconut water. Tender coconut cooler is a very straight forward recipe where you just mix honey with tender coconut water and agarnish with mint leaves. A few days back we went out for dinner with our family friends to a place which specializes in Kerala cuisine. Looking through the drinks menu I came across this a drink called elaneer cooler. Elaneer(tender coconut water) itself is very cooling, adding honey to it makes it even more special. A simple yet very refreshing drink indeed! Tender coconut water definitely tastes perfect as it is… but some times I prefer to add a little flavor to the drink…with mint leaves, honey!
Here’s elaneer cooler recipe
Tender Coconut water – 3 cups
Honey – 3 tbspns(add more if you prefer sweeter version)
Mint Leaves – a few torn into small pieces
Add honey to tender coconut water and stir well. Add few mint leaves, stir again and serve. If you prefer it have it chilled refrigerate for 30 minutes and then serve! A perfect summer cooler to beat the heat.