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Monday May 20 2019
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Beat the heat this Ramzan with these 3 quick and easy to make drinks for Iftar

By
Web Desk

Ramzan in summers can be really dehydrating. Quench your thirst at Iftar with these three refreshing drinks that are sure to provide an energetic respite in the scorching heat. 

Apricot Juice 

Ingredients

• 750 millilitres grape juice (bottle of sparkling, chilled)

• 500 millilitres apricot nectar (chilled)

• 1 cup crushed ice

• Fresh mint

Method:

Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve chilled with ice. 

Mint Lemonade

Ingredients

• 1/4 cup sugar for simple syrup

• Ice cubes

• 1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

• 2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish

• 1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

Method

• In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water.

• Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

• Remove from heat.

• Let stand until completely cool.

• In a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine.

• Serve over ice.

• Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.

Tamarind Juice 

Ingredients

• 2 cups of Fresh or Compressed Tamarind

• Sugar Syrup or Honey

• Water

• Ice

Method:

• Wash the tamarind fruit (pod) with water to get rid of all the dirt.

• Now remove all the seeds from the tamarind pod and keep it ready for boiling.

• Pour about two glasses of water and let it boil.

• Now, add the tamarind fruit in the bowl of boiling water and let it cook on a low flame.

• Say after 5-10 minutes, check if the tamarind fruit has soaked and cooked.

• If it has, then the water will turn into a think dark brown liquid.

• Use a blender and grind all the boiled content.

• Now, use a drainer and drain the boiled content in another bowl leaving behind the waste particles and let it cool.

• Meanwhile, either make a sugar syrup by boiling a tablespoon of sugar in a glass of water and let it boil or use honey instead.

• After the boiled content (tamarind pulp) has cooled down, add the sugar syrup (cooled) or honey as per your taste.

• Now crush some ice in a blender and add it to the mixture of tamarind pulp and sugar syrup or honey and serve.

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