Sunday, May 17, 2015

Moroccan Lemonade

In the summer, it is great to get together for an afternoon in the garden or on the deck, at a picnic or a garden party. Often, this calls for festive drinks --- home-made iced coffee with vanilla gelato, limoncello with prosecco, or a sophisticated non-alcoholic lemonade.

This lemonade is a beautifully aromatic with a subtle Moroccan flavor with cinnamon and a gorgeous deep pink color.


Moroccan Lemonade
  • for the syrup:
  • 4 inch slice of organic orange rind
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried rose pedals  (available in natural living stores)
  • 2 tablespoon of dried hibiscus flower (available in natural living stores)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
for the lemonade:
  • 3/4 cup of fresh pressed lemon juice
  • half gallon of water
I got the orange rind of the one orange I grew over the last year…


These are the dry ingredients for the syrup.


Add to water and sugar in a sauce pan, and bring to a boil for 1 min. Dissolve the sugar and turn off the heat. Let steep for about 30min.


Meanwhile, juice about 5 lemons to get 3/4 cup of lemon juice.


Pour the lemon juice in a large container. Pour the syrup through a sieve and add to the container. Fill with water, and chill the lemonade. Serve with ice cubes.


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