"Bolo" - Syrian Mint Lemonade

July  3, 2012
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  • Serves 2-3
Author Notes

This is the most fantastically refreshing drink you'll every try. Alternately termed "limon w nana" (lemon and mint) or, inexplicably, Bolo/Polo (the Arabic alphabet doesn't contain the letter 'p') in Damascene cafes, the drink comes out slightly different at each venue, in varying shades of brilliant green. Fiddle with the proportions a bit if you like - I like mine especially minty - and add more sugar if you like a sweeter drink. —lazychef

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped (be sure to remove stems before chopping)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-5 cups water
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and whizzzzzzz like crazy!!! Serve in a tall glass, with ice and a straw. Sigh happily.
  2. Note: Syrian cafes serve this sans booze, but you can top it off with rum if you're in the mood ;)
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