Author: Sharradin Desri
This drink is very popular in Ebou Dar. A simpler version is sold on the streets.
Makes 4 drinks - Recipe can be halved or doubled.
- 1 lemon
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 whole allspice
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
- Pinch grated nutmeg
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
- 1 cup club soda OR seltzer water, chilled
- Mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
Remove rind in pieces from lemon with swivel-bladed vegetable peeler; avoid any bitter white pith.
Combine water, sugar, lemon rind, allspice, cloves, cinnamon stick, crystallized ginger and nutmeg in small saucepan. Bring to simmering; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain into pitcher and chill; discard solids.
To serve, stir in lemon juice and club soda. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if you wish.