FOOD TRIP | Chef Jang Melgar Grageda's Lemonada ni Gilay Recipe

Cool down this summer with this refreshing drink bursting with the flavors you can find in your own backyard: kalamansi, star fruit, mint, and chilies.



FOOD TRIP by Chef Jang Melgar Grageda
Local celebrity chef and Albay native Jang Melgar Grageda is known for cooking up classic delectable concoctions with a distinct Bicolano twist. Her often artfully plated work has been featured on television and print, including ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda, Marhay na Aga Kapamilya, TV Patrol World, TV Patrol Bicol, GMA’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Cebu Daily News.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup kalamansi juice
1 piece star fruit (balingbing or biriran)
3 Tbsp honey or simple syrup 
mint leaves
2 pieces bird’s eye chilies
(optional)
2 cups ice


Procedure:

In a blender,  combine kalamansi juice, star fruit, honey, mint leaves, chilies and ice.
Blend until smooth. 
Garnish with slices of star fruit,
kalamansi and mint leaves.
Serve and enjoy!

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