|The berries begin to ripen in the first week of June|
|The first picking|
Salt to taste
Sugar as per taste
Mint for the garnish
Freshly grated black pepper
Choose the ripest of them all as they are the sweetest. Wash them. Place one between your thumb and index finger. Twist your fingers so that the seed comes out easily. Continue with the rest of the berries. Put them in a blender and blitz.
Transfer to a jug. Add fine sugar, salt, lemon juice, water and grated pepper. I'm not adding the measurements here as you can check the taste and adjust accordingly. If you like you could also add a dash of toasted and ground cumin seeds. Chill for about an hour. Serve by adding a lemon slice and sprigs of mint in each glass. Enjoy!
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