What in the world is Moroccan Mint Lemonade?!
You’d find freshly squeezed OJ sold streetside, avocado smoothies (try them with OJ!), and the most delicious mint lemonade.
Mint is super common in Morocco. While shopping, shop vendors often offer you a cup of mint tea.
While visiting the tanneries, Moroccans will even offer you mint to hold by your nose to cover the smell.
And at some Moroccan restaurants, you’ll find refreshing mint lemonade. The fresh mint leaves are pulsed with the whole lemons in this made-from-scratch lemonade drink.
This weekend in Austin, it hit 100+ scorching degrees.
After spending three straight days at the Hot Luck Food Festival, we were PARCHED. We reminisced about the refreshing mint lemonade from Morocco and set out on a mission to recreate it.
This recipe isn’t an exact replica of the drink we had at Cafe Clock, but it’s pretty darn tasty. We even plan on sneaking in a shot of vodka into a glass of this mint lemonade to enjoy poolside this summer!
Refreshing, Mint Lemonade
Makes 1 full pitcher, about 6 glasses
2 lemons, cut into small pieces, skins on, with seeds removed
Juice of 2 lemons
35 leaves of fresh mint
4 cups cold water
2 cups ice
1 cup of granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until all the lemon pieces are pureed, about 3 minutes. Empty the blender though a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the pulp. Serve the mint lemonade over ice with additional mint garnish.
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- 2 lemons, cut into small pieces, skins on, with seeds removed
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 35 leaves of fresh mint
- 4 cups cold water
- 2 cups ice
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until all the lemon pieces are pureed, about 3 minutes.
- Empty the blender though a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher.
- Discard the pulp.
- Serve the mint lemonade over ice with additional mint garnish.