My husband and I like limeade better then lemonade!
So when Egypt won the vote on my cousins Facebook cooking group I had to make this yummy cooling summer drink.
I love limes! and it sounded so delicious the refreshing tangy lime paired with the cooling mint make a great combination in this Egyptian drink.
In Egypt they love! Tea it’s a vital part of daily life and folk etiquette in Egypt. They drink it with breakfast and drinking it after lunch is a common practice. A people after my own tea loving heart.
A common drink made in Egypt is an infusion of hot lemonade/Limeade in which mint leaves have been steeped and sweetened with honey and used to combat a mild sore throat. My recipe is a cold refreshing twist on the original.
Egyptian Mint Limeade Drink
¼ cup honey, add more to taste
1 -2 tbsp mint leaves cut into strips
zest of 2 limes
1/4 cup very warm water
½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (approximately 6 to 8 limes,)
2 cups water cold
2 cups sparkling water cold
Prepare the mint by rolling all the leaves together and cutting them into strips. Reserve a few leaves for garnish.
Pour the honey into a glass pitcher, add the cut mint leaves and lime zest muddle them with the honey with a wooden or silicone spoon.
Pour the warm water into the pitcher and stir with the spoon until the honey is mostly dissolved.
Cut the limes in half and juice them with a press or by hand into the glass pitcher. Keep a few slices of lime for garnishing the glass.
Add the water and sparkling water to the pitcher and stir until all the honey has dissolved completely.
Pour into glasses and Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices. Serve and enjoy!