Lemons as a liquid. Lively, limpid lemons of Lebanon.
No, I have not taken up importing lemons. Bringing citrus fruit to Arizona would be like bringing coal to Newcastle. Or like bringing cactus to Arizona.
Lebanese lemonade was… not so much suggested to me as raved over in the terms that made trying it a necessity. Be warned that this requires a special ingredient: orange blossom water. Find it at a Middle Eastern market before getting started.
The basic incongruity of floral lemonade makes it a handy pairing with AWOLNATION (site — check out the remix project), a new indie band led by Aaron Bruno of Under the Influence of Giants. (Also, Southern California, whence the band hails, is known for its Mediterranean climate.) Read the rest of this entry »