Basil Lemonade

Lımonata

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Lemonade has been a staple for decades in pudding shops all over Turkey, and when my mother was young, the usual way to ask someone out on a date was to say: ‘Would you like to have a lemonade together?’ Limonata is currently making a comeback in Istanbul’s coolest cafés. But do not confuse limonata with some commercial fizzy drink. It must be made in-house with fresh lemon juice.

The secret to a good lemonade is to rub the lemon skin with sugar before gratin