After a rough week, I love to have a delicious drink to sip over the weekend. However, being mindful that most mixed drinks are filled with strange additives or are overly sweet (leading to those rough hangovers) I prefer to play bartender at home.

Which leads to some pretty happy taste-testing roommates. 

Almost every week I try and come up with a fun cocktail, make a riff on one, of find inspiration from my recent go to Zen and Tonic. 

Recently, the cookie monster has been craving lemonade, and while the store around the corner sells a delicious fresh lemonade, it's still pumped with sugar. Thus came my inspiration to make my own.

Lemon Nana, is a popular way to drink tea in Israel- and it is by one of my favorite top beverages. Add in some whiskey, and you got yourself and punchy and refreshing drink. Test out this delicious and (mostly) healthy cocktail! 

Servings: 6 drinks


  • 6 lemons 
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 fresh mint leaves
  • 5 oz bourbon whiskey


  1. Juice 6 lemons, then pour into a large glass jar. Add maple syrup, water and mint.
  2. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Add in the whiskey and mix well.
  4. Pour over ice. 
  5. Enjoy!