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Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

Being Arab, Mint is a staple at in almost every household. Almost every house will have either mint growing outside in a little garden or have a little pot out on the porch. We love to throw it in salads, stuffings, dry it for seasoning, but we mostly use it for tea. During the Spring and Summer when our gardens are full of the fresh stuff we use it in our tea. When it’s not available during the winter we use dried sage leaves instead. Tea is just part of our culture. As for the mint, what better way to bring it back in the spring than by making this mint lemonade?Back home they make this mint lemonade as a normal lemonade or add lots of ice and make a slush out of it. It comes together in like ten minutes, and all you really have to do is blend it! It’s one of the best ways to cool off during those hot summer days and a great way to put your lemonade over the top!

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Recipe Tips:

For this lemonade, I like the lemon taste to be prominent. I like the sour kick in lemonade. As for sweetness, I also like it to balance well with the tartness without being too sweet. If you feel this is too sweet for you decrease the sugar to 6 TBSP instead. If it’s too tart, decrease the lemon juice to 1/2 a cup. For me and my family, this is PERFECT. You can also feel free to add more ice or take some out to your liking!

Mint Lemonade

July 3, 2017
: 2
: 5 min
: 5 min
: 10 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water (Divided)
  • 2/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 20-25 Ice Cubes
Directions
  • Step 1 Add the sugar and 1/2 Cup water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat till sugar is dissolved, and then cool.
  • Step 2 Add the cooled syrup, 1/2 Cup water, 2/3 Cup lemon juice, and ice cubes to blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Step 3 Add the mint leaves and blend again till the leaves are minced and very fine.
  • Step 4 Pour into cups and enjoy!