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Let’s ‘concentrate’ on something sweet!

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:08 AM
Delect pink lemonade.
Delect pink lemonade.

Imagine a drink that tastes like it’s freshly squeezed, pressed or juiced, but comes without the work! Have you ever tried juice concentrates? Similar to syrups, juice concentrates are sweetened, concentrated flavoured liquids that are perfect for making a pitcher of something refreshing. Like syrup, concentrates can be used in lots of delightful drinks and juices, providing sweetness and flavour. The delicious difference between the two is that concentrates include vital micronutrients such as vitamins, and are derived from the actual fruit. In other words, concentrates are made from plants and retain some of the good stuff as a result.

A product of Jamaica, Delect Juice Concentrates come in an array of flavours, such as Homemade Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Ginger Beer and

Sorrel that you’re sure to love.

To get you started, here’s a recipe for a tall pitcher of the Delect Sparkling Pink Lemonade.


12oz Delect Pink Lemonade Concentrate

3 sprigs of fresh mint (plus more for garnish)

½ cup cup of blackberries

½ cup raspberries

½ cup strawberries, halved

2 litres seltzer or soda water


Stir concentrate into warm water and add the mint sprigs. Let the mint steep for 10 minutes, then discard the mint.

Add the mint and concentrate mix to a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, then give the mixture a good stir.

When ready to serve, fill the pitcher halfway with ice. Top the mixture with seltzer and give a good stir.

Serve over ice with sprigs of fresh mint.

Yield: 4-6 8oz servings

Grab a litre or gallon of Delect Juice Concentrate in your favourite flavour, and use fruits and garnish.