Mint lemonade

Mint lemonade

I guess there isn’t a better drink that hits the spot on a hot day better than this mint lemonade. This is by far,  my favorite summer drink and the mint leaves are the addition that makes the drink more refreshing.

And guess what? All you need is your hands to make it, no lemon juicer needed.  Yes! A very old fashioned way that my granny, from my mother’s side, used to make, and up to this moment I couldn’t find a better way of making lemonade

Not only the lemonade tastes wonderful but it also has a lot of health benefits, lemons are high in vitamin c. They also contain B-complex vitamin, calcium, iron magnesium and potassium. Make this mint lemonade and you will never be able to drink the bottled or powder store bought lemonade.

Holy month of Ramadan for 2017 is starting on the Saturday the 27th. May the month of mercy be a source of blessings to you and your loved ones.

After fasting a long hot day, nothing will sooth our de-hydrated souls like this refreshing chilled mint lemonade! Ramadan Mubarak to all!

 

Preferably use organic lemons since you will be marinating the lemons including their skin with water and sugar.

Meyer lemons are the best to use here! If you can’t find, you can use regular ones.

Make sure to prepare sugar syrup ahead of time.

 

 

 

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I guess there isn’t a better drink that hits the spot on a hot day better than this mint lemonade. this is by far,  my favorite summer drink and the mint leaves are the addition that makes the drink more refreshing.

 

 

Divide each lemon into quarters and place in a large bowl. Add the sugar.

 

 

Pour water to the lemon pieces and marinate for 1 hour.

 

 Place the mint leaves  in a bowl and pour the sugar syrup. Using an immersion blender pulse a few times until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.

 

Press the lemon quarters finely with your hands, pushing juices out, the more the better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 kg/ 2lbs 4oz. fresh lemons
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sugar syrup, room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups of water


Directions:

 

 

  1. Wash and pat dry the lemons.
  2. Divide each lemon into quarters and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add the sugar and water to the lemon pieces and marinate for 1 hour.
  4. In the meantime, place the mint leaves in a bowl and pour the sugar syrup. Using an immersion blender pulse a few times until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  5. Press the lemon quarters finely with your hands, pushing juices out, the more the better.
  6. Discard the lemon peels.
  7. Add the minted sugar syrup, you created, to the lemon juice, stir well.
  8. Place a strainer on top of your jug, pour the lemonade through the strainer.Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve with ice and sliced lemons! Enjoy!

 

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