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Middle Eastern Style Lemonade


On very hot, dry days in the Middle East, nothing will quench your thirst more than a tall glass of lemonade. Lemoade in the middle East is prepared a little differently than traditional Western lemonade, but is very popular among Westerners.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cups lemon juice or juice from 8 lemons
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1/4 cups fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 8 cups of cold water
  • crushed ice


In a blender, blend water, orange blossom water, lemon juice, and mint.

Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice and serve , or keep in refrigerator until ready to serves.

Serves 6.


Instead of using lemons, you can use the juice of 20 limes. You can also add more or less sugar to taste, but remember that Middle Eastern lemonade is not supposed to be sweet. Enjoy!
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