The Appy Fizz advertisement in India calls itself the ‘cool drink to hang out with’. After tasting the lemon nana on my recent trip to Oman, Appy Fizz is long forgotten and the cool drink to hang out with is the Lemon Nana, one of the most refreshing drinks in the Middle East. This natural drink made from crushed mint leaves, lemon juice, crushed ice, water and honey is like the perfect summer drink to have on a hot middle eastern afternoon.
Some locals have also known to add cucumber slices to this drink to increase its quenching capabilities. If you have this drink once, you are bound to have it on every hot afternoon. Such, is its its capability to reinvigorate you that you will forget the oppressive heat and rather become brave enough to face it. Though this drink is native to the Middle East, I would recommend everyone living in hot conditions to experiment with the ingredients and make this fabulous drink. Remember, the ideal composition is less mint, medium honey and lots of concentrated lemon juice and no sugar. Let me know how it is once you have made and given it a try.