Easy Homemade Mint Lemonade
The lemonade is traditionally in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), the Middle East (Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria) and Turkey, a cool and refreshing drink made from lemon and sugar. The juice, pulp and zest of the lemon are infused, sometimes mixed, then filtered.
In France, lemonade is a non-carbonated drink, unlike lime-based lemonades. The term lemonade is derived from the word "lemon"; the lemon tree having been discovered at the foot of the Himalayas and then transported to Arab countries.
In Algeria, lemonade ( cherbet el-karass or "lemon drink") is a refreshing drink made from lemon or lime juice to which fresh water, orange blossom water, is added. milk and sugar. It is served during the month of Ramadan and holidays.
- 1/2 l of water
- 2 yellow lemons
- 1 lime
- mint leaves (2 handfuls)
- 4 tbsp. to s. cane sugar syrup or honey
- Wash and remove the leaves from the mint.
- Squeeze the lemons and collect the pulp.
- Put everything (mint leaves, pulp and lemon juice) in the bowl of the blender.
- Add 1/2 liter of water, sugar syrup or honey, and mix for 2 min.
- Filter the preparation with a fine grid strainer.
- Serve with ice cubes!
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