It’s the most refreshing drink I’ve had in Ethiopia. But, a confession: I don’t know the quantities of all the ingredients. I got the info from one of the waiters at the LimeTree restaurant in Addis Ababa, and he didn’t speak a ton of English… So, this recipe was created with a lot of sign language and head-scratching, with a delicate wrapping of confusion. Just be warned, you will have to test it, but I don’t think you can stray too far off track.
1 pint of water
1 or 2 limes
1 small bunch of fresh mint
¼ cup sugar
Cut limes into quarters and put (including rind) into a blender. Add sugar, water and fresh mint. Blend until smooth. Use a fine strainer and pour into a mug. Sit down, enjoy, and then possibly make another. I imagine it’s also good with a shot or two of vodka.
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