Easy Homemade Mint Lemonade

The lemonade is traditionally in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), the Middle East (Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria) and Turkey, a cool and refreshing drink made from lemon and sugar. The juice, pulp and zest of the lemon are infused, sometimes mixed, then filtered.

In France, lemonade is a non-carbonated drink, unlike lime-based lemonades. The term lemonade is derived from the word "lemon"; the lemon tree having been discovered at the foot of the Himalayas and then transported to Arab countries.

In Algeria, lemonade ( cherbet el-karass or "lemon drink") is a refreshing drink made from lemon or lime juice to which fresh water, orange blossom water, is added. milk and sugar. It is served during the month of Ramadan and holidays.

  • 1/2 l of water
  • 2 yellow lemons
  • 1 lime
  • mint leaves (2 handfuls)
  • 4 tbsp. to s. cane sugar syrup or honey

Preparation

  • Wash and remove the leaves from the mint.
  • Squeeze the lemons and collect the pulp.
  • Put everything (mint leaves, pulp and lemon juice) in the bowl of the blender.
  • Add 1/2 liter of water, sugar syrup or honey, and mix for 2 min.
  • Filter the preparation with a fine grid strainer.
  • Serve with ice cubes!

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