This vibrant and refreshing drink boasts strong lemon and mint flavours. Blended with water and/or ice, it’s a popular cooling drink for the hot Israeli summers. It’s utterly delicious and perfect for any party!
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The origins of Limonana are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have been introduced to Israel by Jewish immigrants from Syria and Lebanon. The word ‘limonana’ is a combination of the Hebrew word for lemon (limon) and the Arabic word for mint (nana). It grew in popularity in the 90s thanks to an advertising campaign, and is now a staple of Israeli cuisine.
You can double or triple the amounts below to make a carafe or pitcher for your party.
Most recipes online are pretty similar. The ratio of lemon to mint to ice in this one gave us the best punchy flavour without being too tart or too sweet. In other words: it hit the spot. This recipe made enough for two decent glassfuls.
Time: 5 mins | Serve immediately
Put the lemon juice, mint and water into a blender. Fill one lowball glass with ice cubes, then add these to the blender.
Blend until all the ice is crushed.
Pour into glasses, put some mint on top, and serve!
In this recipe you will make a lemonade first with hot water, sugar and the lemon juice, before allowing to cool completely.