Monday, June 10, 2019

Limonana #EattheWorld


Happy summer! Our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of CulturEatz, is a lively group of adventurous cooks and eaters. You can read more about the challenge.


And this month Evelyne announced: "We are off to a country full of mixed culture & cuisines: Israel."

Check out all the wonderful Israeli dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!



Limonana 

Limonana is a chilly, minty lemonade from Israel. It is a portmanteau of the Arabic and Hebrew words limon, meaning lemon, and nana, meaning mint. Thankfully I had lemons from the tree in my parents' backyard and fresh peppermint in our herb garden.

Ingredients makes two


  • 1 C freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 C organic mint leaves, loosely packed + sprigs for garnish
  • 1 C cold water
  • 4 T organic sugar (I used light brown, but traditional would be granulated)
  • 2 C ice cubes

Procedure

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed. When the ice is crushed, the limonana is ready. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with whole mint sprigs. Serve immediately.

4 comments:

  1. Limonana is one of my kids favorite, they request it so often. Your pictures look lovely!

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  2. We were intrigued by this delicious drink and now that I see your pictures, we have to make it. Sounds the perfect summer refreshment!

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  3. This sounds so lovely. I, of course, would add some rum LOL

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  4. Wow, now that looks refreshing. I can imagine how intensely flavourful it is with all that fresh lemon juice and fresh mint! I want it to get hot enough here so I can enjoy a glass of it!

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