Mint lemonade

Mint lemonade

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From
Cairo Kitchen
Makes
2 litres
Photographer
Jonathan Gregson

Mint lemonade is a common drink in Egypt. The whole lemons are blended with cold water and some sugar and the drink is then strained to remove the peel. Limes are actually more traditional than lemons for this drink in Egypt, and in Arabic they are referred to as baladi lemons.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
700g sugar
400g lemons, quartered
30g fresh mint leaves
ice cubes, to serve

Method

  1. In a food processor, blend 2 litres water with the sugar.
  2. Add the lemons and mint leaves and blend until all combined. Strain.
  3. Serve the mint lemonade over ice.
Tags:
Egyptian
Cairo
Middle
Eastern
street
food
restaurant
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