Middle Eastern Lemonade

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “We drink this all summer long. Summer is from April to November, so we drink a lot of this.”


  • 8lemons
  • 3/4 cupsugar, or to taste
  • 1teaspoonorange blossom water, or to taste
  • 1/4 cupfreshly chopped mint
  • water orseltzer water
  • ice cube
  • Directions

  • Squeeze the juice from the lemons and sweeten to taste with the sugar.
  • Add the orange blossom water and the mint, and stir or shake well together.
  • Pour a little into a tall glass and fill with water or soda and ice.
  • Reviews

  • “This was really good and refreshing! I only used 1/2 cup sugar and that was plenty for my tastes. Yummy!!”

  • “Mmmmm, love the orange water and mint additions. For the water I went with club soda so it had some bubbles as well. The fragrance is so very nice and the taste does not let down what thatfragrance promises. I used Splenda for the sugar and am very happy that I made a pitcher full. :D”

  • “I really enjoyed this very tart lemonade.I had to add even more sugar for my child, who likes it very sweet.The orange blossom water really imparts a unique flavor. If you enjoy unique tastes, give this delicious lemonade a try.I found that the lemon juice mixture came out to 2 full cups of liquid – 1/3 cup of the mixture mixed with a tall glass of ice water came out perfect. (originally reviewed on 1/17/02, edited typos)”

  • “Very pleasant! The perfume of the orange blossom water creates a lovely and refreshing effect.”

  • “Delicious! I didn’t have access to orange blossom water so used a little orange juice. I used club soda to top off. Thanks Annie!Made for Australian Recipe Swap-Noevember 2007.”

  • “I used fresh mint from the garden and sparkling water–I loved the touch of orange blossom water.Very refreshing–an excellent twist on the classic.”

  • “Refreshing and interesting beverage.I’m trying this for ZWT3 and relatively new to Middle Eastern cooking.The orange blossom water was quite exotic for me…it was a bit like drinking perfumed lemonade.The family did not care for it but I might make this for a themed dinner. Thanks Stardustannie for something new!”