...with a nice cold glass of limonana.
I mentioned limonana in a post I wrote last year after having returned from the Holy Land, where this combination of lemonade and mint is (justifiably) popular. It is remarkably refreshing on a hot summer day, and since this is the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere I figured it was worth revisiting.
We make our limonana from Crystal Light lemonade mix, thus avoiding unnecessary calories. To that we simply throw in a goodly handful of fresh mint leaves, muddle them up a bit, and let sit in the fridge for a few hours to infuse. (Our friends Barry and Malka have a hyperproductive little mint garden; drinking limonana, for them, is a way to keep from getting buried alive in the rapidly growing herb. And we benefit from the surplus.)
Give it a try on the next warm afternoon - you’ll be glad you did!