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Lemonade, Turkish Mint (P, KLP, TNT)
Source: Nur Ilkin
Serves: 5

1 bunch fresh mint leaves (to start)
1 cup sugar
5 medium lemons, juiced
2-1/2 cups of cold water

Remove the stems from the mint leaves. Wash the leaves and press them down into a 1/2 cup measure. You should have enough leaves to fill the cup.

Place the mint leaves, sugar, and lemon juice in a blender and blend. Strain the mint mixture through a fine sieve and place in a large pitcher. Add 2-1/2 cups of cold water, and ice if desired. Stir well.

Pour the lemonade into 5 glasses. Chill and serve in glasses garnished with additional mint leaves or a slice of lemon. If this is too sweet for your taste, add an extra cup of water.

Poster's Notes:
I took a cooking class taught by the wife of the Turkish ambassador--great food. Her name is Nur Ilkin; she is lovely; and her recipes are wonderful.

Posted by Paula Miller Jacobson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A