Irany Minty Lemonade
50 tender mint leaves, chopped
1 cup hot corn syrup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
16 ice cubes, for drink
20 lettuce leaves (optional)
1 Put the mint leaves in a mixing bowl.
2 Pour the hot syrup over them; stir and leave to cool.
3 Add the lemon juice and mix.
4 To serve as a dip, strain the mixture into a small serving bowl. Place bowl on a large serving platter and surround with the lettuce leaves.
5 Add ten to twelve ice cubes right before serving.
6 For a drink add about 1 cup of water to the flavored syrup and mix.
7 Strain into two glasses.
8 Add seven or eight ice cubes to each glass.
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