FOOD

Lemon Barley Water

Many cultures make some form of this drink - and for good reason, it's chock full of nutrients and pretty darn refreshing.

FOOD

Lemon Barley Water

Many cultures make some form of this drink - and for good reason, it's chock full of nutrients and pretty darn refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pearled barley
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large lemon -- peel & juice
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 sprig mint (optional)
  • Garnish w/additional lemon slices

Steps

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Rinse the barley under cold water, until water runs clear.
  3. Once water is boiling, add the rinsed barley & lemon peels, cover with a tight fitting lid.
  4. Reduce heat to gentle simmer & cook for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add sugar and lemon juice, steep & allow to cool for approx. 30 minutes.
  7. Strain, discarding the barley and lemon peels into big bowl
  8. Reserve the water, adjust lemon & sugar to taste, & refrigerate.
  9. Garnish with mint
  10. Serve & Enjoy on ice.