The next time you’re whipping up a batch of lemonade, try this somewhat counterintuitive tip: add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavour.
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The Kitchn’s executive editor, Faith Durand, says:
I’ve been noticing if I add just a pinch of salt to the pitcher, it makes the citrus taste more vibrant yet less acidic. The small amount of sugar also seems sweeter and fresher with a bit of salt to balance it. I don’t add so much salt that the drink actually tastes salty; just a pinch or half teaspoon for a big pitcher.
Salt has been known to curb the bitterness of coffee, so I guess the idea’s not that strange after all.
For Better Lemonade, Add a Pinch of Salt [The Kitchn]