When visiting the Middle East, one of the most popular drinks is limonana. It’s light and refreshing, and it’s a snap to make! I also make this when I have an abundance of mint. This is an obnoxious dish, dear reader! Mint Lemon Slushie or Easy Limonana Recipe in here for you
Limonana is thought to have originated in Syria or Turkey and is made up of two major ingredients: lemon (limon) and mint (nana). Limonana has a humorous origin storey as well. It was the product of a phoney ad campaign in Israel, in which a drink called Limonana was advertised on the sides of buses. Except the drink didn’t exist, and it was all a ruse to show how powerful bus advertising might be. However, limonana is now well recognised as a drink made with lemons, mint, and sugar that is a more refreshing form of lemonade, sometimes served as a slushie.
It properly satisfies thirst, and you may make it as sweet as you like. I hope you’ll give it a try at least once, though I doubt it will be the last time you make it. All you need is a good blender, preferably one with a high speed setting. You can also make it in a standard food processor, but be sure to use crushed ice and chop the lemons very finely.
Mint Lemon Slushie or Easy Limonana Recipe
Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Makes around 6 glasses of limonada
- 1.5 cups ice cubes
- 2 lemons, roughly chopped up skin and all but seeds removed
- 1 bunch mint, leaves only, washed
- 2 cups chilled water
- 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
In a high-powered blender, combine the ice cubes and lemons to make slushy ice. Process in the mint, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Serve immediately. You can make this ahead of time and serve it as is or strained.