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2 glasses with mint lemonade decorated with lemon slices

PAKISTANI LEMONADE (SKANJABEEN)


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 2

Description

The best Pakistani lemonade recipe perfect for Ramadan and hot summer days! This recipe serves 2 but you can scale it up or down as needed.


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (between 1 to 2 lemons)
  • 4 to 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 to 1.25 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3-4 mint leaves (or more if preferred) - optional

Instructions

  • Add the lemon juice, sugar, salt, mint leaves (if using), ice and 1/2 cup water to a blender. For both sugar and salt, start with a smaller quantity so you have the ability to taste and add more if needed.
  • Blend for 30 seconds or until the sugar is well dissolved
  • Add the remaining water (2 1/2 cups) and mix. Taste and adjust the flavor as needed
  • Pour into 2 glasses and serve!

Notes

  • It is important to adjust the quantity of salt and sugar to your liking, especially because some lemons are more sour than others. I suggest starting with 3 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt, tasting, and then working your way up to 4-5 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt (which is where I like it)
  • Lemonade is best enjoyed within a couple hours because the fresh flavor or lemon does not last for too long
  • Prep Time: 5 min

Keywords: Pakistani Lemonade