A cold drink on a hot day is one of life’s simplest (and most essential) treats, and we’ve got just the thing: limonana! A popular summertime drink in Israel, limonana is made with tart lemon juice and one very cool twist: a fresh mint simple syrup! Chef Pat shows us how to make this family-friendly summertime sipper. Watch our video and see the full recipe below!
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With hot days ahead, we’re already prepared to chill with a cool, cool beverage: 🍋limonana!🍋 In this week’s #NafHacks at Home, Chef Pat (and #1 son Liam) show us how to make this classic Israeli warm weather sipper with a fresh mint simple syrup. Full recipe link’s in our bio, and let us know (on a scale of 1-10) how ~zesty & refreshing~ limonana sounds. Happy sipping! . . . . . #dceatss #minneapolisfoodie #mnfoodie #bestfoodphilly #eaterphilly #chicagofoodies #chicagorestaurants #indyfood #indyfoodie #middleeasterncuisine #middleeasternfood #vegetarianfoodshare #vegetarianeats #vegetarianmeals #pitabread #chickenshawarma #hummuslover #nafnafgrill #nafon
- 8 ounces water
- 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
- 2 cups mint simple syrup (recipe below)
- Fresh mint sprigs (or leaves removed from stems) and lemon slices, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients together in a pitcher, and whisk thoroughly until combined
- Pour over ice in a glass, and serve with a fresh mint (or several leaves) and a lemon slice for garnish. Enjoy!
Mint Simple Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup (or a 1 small, retail package) fresh mint leaves
- In medium-sized saucepan, combine sugar and water. Set the burner to just past medium heat.
- Whisk thoroughly as the water and sugar combine, until the mixture clarifies and forms bubbles
- Once bubbles break surface, remove the saucepan from heat. Stir in mint, making sure it’s submerged.
- Steep the mint for 30 minutes, letting the liquid cool. After 30 minutes, remove the mint and refrigerate
- Store in a closed container and keep refrigerated for up to 30 days!