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Mint Lemonade the Levantine Way Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Arabic Language, Culture

Marhaba! Summer is not almost gone or at least that’s what I am trying to convince myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fall season, but having a few more summer days is great. To keep up the summer spirit, today I am sharing a recipe for one my favorite beverages: Mint Lemonade.

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

But of course, you know me by now, there is always a special twist with recipes. I invite you all to try Mint Lemonade the Levantine way, which basically means how most Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, and Jordanians usually have or offer this beverage at home or restaurants. It’s very straightforward and easy. Try the below recipe, which my family has relied on for many years. So, give it a shot and let me know how it goes! Enjoy what remains of the summer season and let’s welcome Fall in full swing!

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Mint Lemonade


Half cup of lemon juice (عصير الحامض)
Three quarters cup of water (ماء)
7 tablespoons sugar (سكّر)
6 stems of mint leaves (أوراق النعناع), leave some aside for garnish at the end
Bag of ice cubes (مكعبات الثلج)
2 drops of orange blossom water (ماء الزهر)

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)


Mix sugar and half cup of water into a small saucepan over medium heat.
Keep saucepan on medium heat till sugar is completely dissolved.
Leave the saucepan to cool down to room temperature.
Mix in mint leaves, ice cubes, blossom water, sugar mix, lemon juice, and remaining water into a blender.
Blend all ingredients thoroughly.
Add mint garnish (زينة) to the cup and drink immediately.

Frozen Mint Lemonade Image by David Berkowitz via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Frozen Mint Lemonade
Image by David Berkowitz via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Have a nice day!!
نهاركم سعيد



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Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.