Kurdish Lemonade

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Stacia_

For best results you will need Omani Lemons which are in fact sun dried limes. In Persian the same name is used for limes and lemons (limoo). Lemon would be called "limoo zard" (yellow lime). So when they translate, they call both limes and lemons "lemon". It is known to Persians that when you say "dried lemons" in English, you really mean "sun dried limes." you can get them at most Middle Eastern/Turkish store.

Top Review by UmmBinat

This is nice not too sweet, refreshing ice tea for a hot day. I would have liked the recipe to specify how long to simmer the dried limes. I used dry mint which I filtered out before drinking in a lesser amount but will try this again with fresh mint insha Allah. Served with additional spring water and ice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boli dry lemons in about 6 cups of water.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the fresh lemons and sweeten to taste with the sugar.
  3. Add the orange blossom water, rose water, honey and the mint, and stir or shake well together.
  4. Pour a little into a tall glass and fill with water or soda and ice.

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