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Classic Home-Made Lemonade Recipe For Iftar Headaches

Ultimate home-made lemonade. Sip slowly, eat with almond stuffed dates. The simplest recipe since soda water. Lemonade has become a sta...

iftar recipe lemonade
Ultimate home-made lemonade. Sip slowly, eat with almond stuffed dates. The simplest recipe since soda water.

Lemonade has become a staple drink for our Ramadans. During the British summers we always associate outdoor parties and family gathering with a pitcher of chilled home-made lemonade. This Ramadan, drink a glass of mint lemonade as a cure-all for the first headache rush as soon as you open you fast.

This is my aunt's recipe which I've tweaked. Shukran aunty Nikki!

Home-Made Mint Lemonade
Serves 5-6 Vegan/Halal

Tips: Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons just before serving for a sharper kick. Try grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit: 2 lemons); make pink lemonade by substituting frozen strawberries for the ice cubes. Give your lemonade a fizzy update with sparkling water.

Ingredients
  • 4 unwaxed lemons, thinly sliced, about the thickness of a one pound coin
  • 2.5 tablespoons of brown sugar (or caster/white sugar)
  • 3 large sprigs of mint
  • Pinch of salt
Method
  1. Put the kettle on 2 hours before the fast opens (iftar). Boil about 1.5 litres of water. 
  2. Pile the lemon slices into a heatproof jug. Pour over the boiling water. 
  3. Stir in a couple of tablespoons of sugar and let it dissolve. Then leave the mixture to cool. 
  4. Just before iftar, chill the lemonade in the freezer. Then add the mint leaves, salt and ice.
  5. Serve at iftar.
Happy iftar!

Peace + eco-jihad. Zaufishan,
The Eco Muslim

More Iftar recipes:
+ Spanish Potatoes
+ Fresh Apple And Spice Square Cookies
+ Turkish-Pakistani Rice Pudding

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  1. i'm trying this tonight ! i'm a bit worried about the "pinch of salt", but i'll trust you as the expert ! ramadan mubarak !

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  2. The salt really boosts the lemon flavour and cuts through that battery zing. I hope your iftar is blessed insha-Allah. Ramadan mabrook!


    Zaufishan (:

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  3. Can I also make the lemonade without the mint? Unfortunately I forgot to buy it. And do i have to put it in the freezer or will the fridge be fine?? Thanks so much. Ramzaan Mubarak.

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