Barbara Kafka

Syrian Parsley Lemon Drink

(from The Intolerant Gourmet)

Obviously, in the Muslim world there is no wine with the meal; but the food flavors are strong and namby pamby sodas or regular iced tea really don’t do the job. This beautiful, jade green drink has enough energy to do the job.

1 ½ cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (about 2 ounces)

½ cup lemon juice

2 ¾ cups crushed ice

2 tablespoons sugar

Place parsley, lemon juice, crushed ice and sugar in blender.  Puree until the mixture is smooth and a bright pea green color. Pour into small glasses and serve immediately.

Makes a scant quart; about eight to twelve servings

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