Egyptian Mint Limeade Drink ~ paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, dairy free

Egyptian Mint Limeade Drink ~ paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, dairy free

 My husband and I like limeade better then lemonade!

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So when Egypt won the vote on my cousins Facebook cooking group I had to make this yummy cooling summer drink.

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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.

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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.

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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 ~ paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, dairy free

Egyptian Mint Limeade Drink ~ paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, dairy free

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 1) Prepare the mint by rolling all the leaves together and cutting them into strips.  Reserve a few leaves for garnish.
  • 2) 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.
  • 3) Pour the warm water into the pitcher and stir with the spoon until the honey is mostly dissolved.
  • 4) 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.
  • 5) Add the water and sparkling water to the pitcher and stir until all the honey has dissolved completely.
  • 6) Pour into glasses and Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices. Serve and enjoy!
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