Limonana – Middle Eastern Frozen mint lemonade, Minty Lemon Slushy

While searching for what to make from Jordan, i had the option of cooking a rice and lentil dish, a dip and also some dessert. But serioulsy i was in no mood to cook any of the above. With me and hubby in a low-carb diet, i cook bare minimum at home, basic dal and rice for kids, so to cook something elaborate, i dont have any tummy to feed!! No foodie/food blogger should be in such a situation😆
So, i was in a hunt for a simple single serve recipe, that could be done in no time and will also vanish in no time with almost zero calories. During one such search i landed at Saffron trail’s post about jordan visit. I was happy to find this drink in her post and voila, i made almost immediately and gulped it right after i clicked it.
A perfect drink to quench your taste on a hot afternoon, lovely accompaniment during a heavy meal. Some have the habit of sipping soda, but this drink does the same job, the combination of mint and lemon gives you that washdown we look for, after a heavy meal. 
There is no definite recipe here, i have actually eye-balled the ratio, it depends what kind of taste you want, you want more lemony or more minty. The below recipe gives a perfect blend of both, i have used less sugar since i m not used to sugary drinks, so again if you want it a bit more sugar, adjust sugar accordingly.
Ingredients (serves 1)
Handful of fresh mint leaves (around 20-30 leaves)
handful of ice cubes
juice of a lime ( can be increased to 1.5 limes)
1-2  tsp sugar (increase or decrease as per your taste)
fresh mint and lime wedge for garnish
Method
  • Take 1/4 cup of water in a microwave safe mug, add sugar to it, heat it for a minute, and mix well. Make sure the sugar dissolves completely. 
  • Take all the ingredients in a blender along with the sugar syrup, except the garnish. Pulse and blend to crush the ice well. 
  • Once the ice crushes, blend well once, pour it in tall glasses, garnish with mint leaves and lime wedge and serve immediately.