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
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!
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Image of mint lemonade from Shutterstock.
Miriam also blogs at Israeli Kitchen