Syrian Mint Lemonade RECIPE

syrian mint lemonade recipeCalled polo in Syria, try this refreshing Middle East mint lemonade to beat the heat.

Like our cooling vegan cold almond milk and Turkish aryan yogurt drink, this herbal lemonade cools the body and soothes heated spirits.And it’s not only good, it’s good for you. Mint is packed with vitamin C, which helps you withstand summer’s spiking temperatures. Cold, wet, tasty, and healthy. Can’t beat that.

This recipe comes from the Syrian Foodie in London blog. The author cautions us to remove the mint leaves from their stalks carefully, so as not to have bits of stems in the drink. He adds that this mint and lemon drink is commonly called “Polo” in Syria.

Syrian Mint Lemonade

Ingredients:

1 liter – 4 cups water

Juice of 5 lemons

70 grams – 6 tablespoons sugar

50 grams – 1.5 cups fresh mint leaves, rinsed and drained

1 tsp. orange blossom water, optional

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Pour over ice, sip, and enjoy!

More delicious Middle Eastern potables on Green Prophet:

 :: Syrian Foodie in London

Image of mint lemonade from Shutterstock.

Miriam also blogs at Israeli Kitchen

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