Limonana (Middle Eastern Frozen Mint Lemonade)

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Limonana is a classic favorite throughout the Middle East where refreshing beverages are an absolute necessity. It looks impressive, but is actually so easy to make…it’s really no harder than regular lemonade, although there is an additional step of blending the lemonade with ice. Although it’s super simple to make, there is a trick to it; the key to the perfect Limonana is in the ratio of lemon to sugar/honey to water. Part of what makes this drink so refreshing is the fact that it’s served frozen, so in order to not be watered down, you need to start with a very concentrated lemonade
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Served As: Beverages
Recipe Cuisine Type: Middle Eastern
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 6 tbsp Honey or sugar sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice fresh
  • 40 leaves Mint fresh


  • Add the honey/sugar and 6 tablespoons of water to a small saucepan; heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the honey/sugar is dissolved.
  • Cool the syrup to room temperature.
  • Add the cooled sugar syrup, remaining ½ cup water, lemon juice, mint leaves and ice cubes to a blender.
  • Pulse a few times to break up the ice and then process until slushy.
  • Pour into 2 tall glasses, garnish with mint leaves if desired, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Use sugar or honey for preparing syrup.
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