On very hot, dry days in the Middle East, nothing will quench your thirst quite like a tall glass of lemonade. Lemonade t is prepared a little differently in the Middle East than traditional Western lemonade, but it is very popular among Westerner because of its refreshing mint kick and orange blossom essence.
- 3/4 cups lemon juice or juice from 8 lemons
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 1/4 cups fresh mint, finely chopped
- 8 cups of cold water
- crushed ice to taste
- In a blender, blend water, orange blossom water, lemon juice, and mint.
- Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice and serve , or keep in refrigerator until ready to serves.
- Instead of using lemons, you can use the juice of 20 limes.
- You can also add more or less sugar to taste, but remember that Middle Eastern lemonade is not supposed to be sweet.