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Lemonmint §

Are you enjoying the summer sun? Well you could be enjoying it far more with a glass of this Lebanese limonana mint. This recipe is from Alpha Foodie.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Makes: 2 glasses


120g sugar 470ml water 120ml lemon juice (roughly 3 lemons) 15g mint

1. Simple syrup said sibilantly

Get ready for summer and replace all those crucial electrolytes you’ve lost with just sugar. In a saucepan heat 120g sugar in 470ml water until the sugar has dissolved.

Leave your very basic bitch sugar syrup to cool.

2. Don’t blame it on the juice

Call Lizzo in and get to squeezing the juice out of your 3 lemons, or keep squeezing until you have 120ml lemon juice.

3. Smint for you

In a blender, or with your peg leg, blend 15g mint with a drop of lemon juice. Blend until the mint is chopped into manageable little pieces, as below. It should look like it is ready to accompany a nice leg of lamb.

4. The tricks is to mix

In a pitcher, combine the mint, the lemon juice, 120ml of sugar syrup and 360ml of water. Mix and taste for sweetness, add more sugar syrup if you desire. Leave in the fridge to cool and marinate, or serve straight away over ice.

Dink and sink!

Food for Thought

Lizzy says: "I have this limonada all the time when I order Lebanese shawarma (basically a once a week tradition). This recipe was super easy to make and very refreshing, but didn’t quite live up to the standard of the shawarma shops. My main criticism is that it definitely needed filtering, I think both Kate and I ended up with a lot of mint in our teeth, so we looked like swamp monsters. 7/10"

Kate says: "Well well well, I chose exactly the wrong day to make this because the day before was 35 degrees and this was only a mere 28. I think that meant it wasn't quite as satisfying as it could have been but nonethless this is for sure a thirst quencher. I think I would use a bit less lemon juice next time because it was a little sour for me, and definitely strain out the mint leaves or blend it even smoother 9/10 can't wait to try again on a hothot day"

8/10 Gasps


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