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Mediterranean Style Mint Lemonade

Mediterranean Style Mint Lemonade

In every ahwa in Egypt, they sell limonada – a delicious and refreshing take on lemonade with mint. It’s perfect for warmer weather, but no matter where you live, you may find yourself addicted to this light, nutrient and antioxidant packed beverage.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 large lemon juice only
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves about 25-40 mint leaves
  • 3 drops orange blossom water optional
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • Add the sugar and 1 cup of water to a small saucepan. Heat over a medium-high burner, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to rom temperature.
  • Remove the stems from the mint leaves.
  • Wash the lemons and cut them into small pieces, removing any seeds you find. Juice the third lemon and discard the peel.
  • Add the sugary syrup, remaining water, cut up lemons and lemon juice, mint, and orange blossom water to a blender. Pulse until liquified.
  • Pass the liquid through a mesh sieve, and return to the blender.
  • Add the ice, and start to blend slowly to break it up, then faster to achieve a slushy-like texture.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with extra mint leaves.

Notes

NOTE: You can leave out the ice, and drink it as a frothy, room temperature beverage. You can also add a shot of vodka or rum to each glass for an added kick.
Keyword Lemons
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