Visiting Yemen as a boy, my relatives introduced me to Lime Drink. I hesitated to drink lime assuming that it was bitter but it was the opposite. Tasted like lime-on-ade with enough sugar to give you a rush. I haven’t had the same unique Lime Drink since my last visit so I decided to re-invite it. I incorporated to the lime drink a popular herb used in middle easter teas, mint.
Peel 1 lime (2 if you like it bitter), mix with 4 cups of water using a blender. After blending cool the lime drink with whole mint leaves until ice cold. Pour the concoction over ice and serve. Lastly add the sugar! I like it sweet because it’s nostalgic of my first encounter with the drink so I pile on the sugar!.
Lime Mint Drink (عصير الليم)
Categories: Middle Eastern Food