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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.

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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