Turkish Lemonade

As long as one can remember, Turkish families have been living in the Berlin neighborhoods Wedding and Kreuzberg. If you’re looking for a place to buy Turkish groceries, look no further. At supermarket Eurogida it can be so crowded on a Saturday morning, I can’t help imagining being right in the middle of an Istanbul market. In front of the store, you’ll find large amounts of fresh fruit piled up. For this lemonade, just buy a large bag of lemons and limes. Especially on hot days do make the double amount of this recipe because it will be gone in no time and otherwise keeps quite well in the fridge. Fresh, and so much healthier than all those soft drinks.

juice and grated zest of 3 lemons
juice of 2 limes
5.2 oz/150 g sugar
optional: sparkling water
fresh mint leaves and ice cubes, to serve

Squeeze the lemons and limes until you have about 8.5 fl.oz/250 ml of juice. In a small saucepan, bring to a boil the lemon juice, lemon zest, lime juice and sugar and 8.5 fl.oz/250 ml water. Boil for about 3 minutes, remove from the heat. Pour the juice in a clean 1.5 quart/1,5 liter bottle or jar and fill up with ice cold sparkling or plain water. Serve with mint leaves and ice cubes.

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