When life hands you key limes, make Egyptian Lemonade.

Ever suck a key lime? If you tasted my Egyptian drink, it would be a bit on the tart side- but I like it that way. The author of my “Nile Style” cookbook, Amy Riolo, says that Egyptian lemons are similar to our key limes. When life hands you a lemon (or key limes) make this Egyptian Lemonade.
If you try out the recipe, let me know how it turned out for you. Add more sugar if you like it sweeter. Clink, Clink and enjoy!

Egyptian Lemonade~Assir Limoon

6 Servings


2 ripe lemons or 5 key limes, quartered

5 Tablespoons sugar

5 Tablespoons honey

1 Teaspoon orange blossom water

6 mint sprigs, for garnish


Place lemons and 6 cups water in a pot; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain liquid into a pitcher and press the juice of the lemons through the strainer with a fork.

Add sugar, honey, and orange blossom water. Stir to mix well and then allow to cool. Refrigerate lemonade until cold.

Before serving, place the lemonade in a blender and whip until frothy. Serve in chilled glasses with mint sprigs.


One Comment Add yours

  1. David says:

    Well I liked it! I think I had like 5 glasses of it all day.

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