Lemon mint

11 Apr

Lemon mint

We spent Easter in Bahrain visiting friends, where we were introduced to a drink called lemon mint. One glass and we were hooked, ordering it at every opportunity.

Lemon juice and fragrant mint are blended with ice to make a lovely, refreshing pick-me-up. The key is not to over-sweeten the mix – add just enough sugar to take the edge off the lemon’s sharpness. Typically served in tall glasses, I find these highball-sized ones suffice in the decidedly cooler UK.

Lemon mint
(2 tall or 4 short drinks)

  • 1 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tb sugar syrup or agave (or to taste)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, stalks removed
  • 7 or 8 ice cubes
  1. Combine all ingredients in the jug of a blender or Nutribullet, and blitz until completely smooth.
  2. Serve with a straw, over ice.

7 Responses to “Lemon mint”

  1. Margo April 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    A lovely idea for when my mint patch is in full swing

    • Andrea April 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

      I know we’re going to be drinking it all summer!

  2. Yana April 14, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    The drink and Easter in Bahrain both sound amazing! πŸ™‚

    • Andrea April 14, 2016 at 10:45 am #

      Thank you – hope you like it as much as we all do. Bahrain was such an interesting experience, and makes me keen to visit other countries in this region.

  3. Asian Foodie May 1, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    Any kinds of mint is fine? Sounds really lovely … Try it when mint in my tiny garden will glow πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing !

    • Andrea May 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      I think any mint should work – I made some just yesterday with the first of our mint that’s coming up in the garden.

      • Asian Foodie May 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

        Thanks! I will use some mint in my little garden too!

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