When it comes to food, I’m a very continental kind of person. I like my pastas, my English breakfasts with the baked beans and the omelettes, the egg salads and the lightly drizzled olive oil dressings and whatnot. I will also order the forever-my-companion peach iced tea, every chance I get. But come summer (which is the most hated season in my book), I will forget all the Memness and indulge in the heaven that is masala lemonade.
The server comes up to the table and puts down a tall, tall glass of lightly colored heaven on my table, bubbling invitingly, boasting of the light sprinkling of spicy masala and I can smell the green freshness of the beautiful mint leaves that adorns it which is perfectly partnered by that expertly sliced wedge of summery yellow lemon. I take a sip and the perfect blend of spice, soda, cold and salt hit me, right in the head. And right there, folks, is nirvana in a glass.
There is something so comforting, something so light and airy about the drink that puts me in good spirits almost instantly and now that even Bangalore summers are going up to 38 degrees, this is the one thing that is keeping me sane. Oh and ordinary lemonade won’t do, it has to be the masala version.
I really wish I had a picture that I clicked myself but most of the time I’m busy gulping from the glass and ordering seconds to click any. And yes, I love it so much that I will dedicate an entire post to it :P