I found this wonderful picture of a tall, cool glass of Limonana, several posts ago. And it got me thirsty for that wonderful Israeli drink: lemonade with nana, or mint leaves. There ain't nothin' like it for thirst-quenching during hot, dry (or humid) summer days, whether in Israel or elsewhere.
So here's a recipe for you. It makes approximately a 2-quart pitcher. Enjoy!
1 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best, but bottled works)
1 cup sugar
Chop up the ¼ cup of mint leaves and put in small pan with the sugar and 1 cup of the water. Bring to boil. (Alternately, pour one cup of boiling water over the mint leaves, let steep a minute or two, then add the cup of sugar).
In my case, our blender is milchig (dairy), and we are BBQing and smoking chicken on our grill tonight, so using the blender is out (besides, I'm too lazy). Instead, I will probably go with the pouring-boiling-water-over-nana-leaves-and-sugar part, because it's...easy. My mantra for cooking (the little that I do). Will let you know the outcome, after our Al haAish tonight!
(hat tip DH, for finding this recipe. We are going to test it out tonight, for our BBQ with friends...)