Polo aka Limon bi Nana



Good use of the mint growing in our garden! I prepared two renditions: one with orange blossom water and one with rose water. Delicious, summery and refreshing! Lime juice sounds good as a substitute for lemon juice, don't you think? Found on greenprophet.com.

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5 Min


No-Cook or Other


8 oz
filtered water
1/2 tsp
finely grated lemon zest
large lemon, juice of
1 Tbsp
sugar, approximately and to taste (tested with honey and the second glass with unbleached cane sugar)
2-4 Tbsp
fresh mint leaves, *stems removed* (reduced significantly but you can add more mint)
1 tsp
orange blossom water or rose water (or combination of the two)
ice cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

Blend all ingredients *except ice cubes* in a blender until smooth. Take a taste. Not minty enough and you want it mintier? Add more fresh mint!

Pour over ice, and if desired garnish with mint leaf and lemon slice. *Tip: If you're bothered by the little specks of mint that did not completely blend into the water, you can pour the beverage through a fine mesh sieve first.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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