The chickpea came down from a recent trip to North India slightly roasted: daily temperatures of around 38 degrees found their match in an equally high fever.
What can be more cooling in such a case than some home-made lime soda, or lemon soda, or lime water, or lemon water?
Hope you are not confused. It is all very simple really. The name is just a reflection of the ingredients you choose to use.
Essentially, you just need some lime or lemon juice, water or soda, honey, salt and mint-leaves (frozen mint works very well!).
The proportions are a question of personal taste and of what tickles YOUR taste-buds. I like my soda on the salty side for example.
The juice of lemon/lime is a health booster: alkalizing, detoxifying, antioxidant, antimicrobial and the list goes on.
Apart from being a natural sweetener with distinguished taste, honey is antiseptic and antibacterial. It is also a source of minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium and magnesium.
Salt is an important electrolyte and a great taste enhancer.
And of course. Water is Water.
I rest my case.