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5 easy-to-make drinks you would love at Iftar!

Easy to Make Healthy Drinks at Iftar

Ramadan in the approaching summer is tough for many! Not only the days are hot; the fasting duration is pretty long too. But rather you cry over the heat and sun, try out the perfect mix of drinks, we have brought here to help you restore your nutrients and robust energy.

If you’re scared of trying any new recipes, we would love to say out loud, all our 5 easy-to-make drinks are tried and tested by our contributor. So let’s get started.

Mint Lemonade

Mint is synonymous to coolness! What better would it be than to have fresh detox, light on the stomach – Mint Lemonade at Iftar?

Prep Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups ice
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 6 mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
  • Soda or Sprite

Recipe:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water and add sugar. Heat over medium heat. Stir till the sugar dissolves.
  2. Let the mixture cool and gets at room temperature.
  3. Add mint leaves, crushed ice and lemon juice to the mixture, blend it to make it puree like.
  4. Add soda water or sprite to the mixture, stir well and garnish it with some mint sprigs.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Make sure to serve when it is chilled.
  • Prepare the mint mixture in quantity, add sprite or soda water and ice only when serving.
  • Do not leave the mint mixture for long, it changes colour and may reduce in taste.

Lemon Iced Tea

There’s nothing better than a relaxing drink after a long hot day. At iftar, enjoy a tall glass of Sweet Lemon Iced Tea. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and helps in quick hydration. Cuts down extra fat and aids digestion. Thus, it is one of the perfect drinks to enjoy at iftar!

Prep Ingredients:

  • 4 Glasses of Water
  • 6 Lemons for Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 8 Tea Bags (black tea)
  • 2 (Big Size) Lemons – Sliced
  • Crushed Ice

Recipe: 

  1. Boil 4 glasses of water.
  2. Once the water starts boiling, add sugar along with baking soda and turn off the stove.
  3. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Add tea bags and set it for 10 mins. Make sure, the mixture is hot but not boiling on the stove.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove all the tea bags, pour the mixture in a heatproof pitcher/jug.
  6. Add lemon juice along with some cold water for better consistency.
  7. Let it rest in the fridge/freezer to cool it.
  8. Upon serving, add crushed ice and lemon slices.

 Tips & Tricks:

  • This is good for 6 to 8 servings.
  • Make sure it is chilled when served.
  • Straw works best in the glasses to sip in fresh lemons but not have it straight in the mouth.
  • Check the sweetness before serving and add more to taste if required.
  • To keep the tea from being watered down, add ice right before serving, instead of the pitcher.

Tadaa! Enjoy your iftar with a fresh Lemon Iced Tea.

Fig and Chocolate Shake

With all the tiresomeness, who wouldn’t want a quick energy booster that is light on the stomach, yet full in performance?

This drink has Figs that are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are a great source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness. Try out to feel the change! Moreover, figs can ward off osteoporosis.

Prep Ingredients:

  • 12 figs peeled
  • 4 cup chilled milk
  • ½ cup of sugar
  •  ½ cup of soft chocolate
  • ¼ cup of Condensed Milk

Recipe:

  1. Thoroughly wash figs and leave them in hot water until swollen.
  2. Put figs, sugar and milk in the blender. Blend till it’s frothy.
    Add soft chocolate and condensed milk and give a quick round of blend again.
  3. Put crushed ice in the glass and pour the shake on it.
  4. Spread some chocolate powder or crushed roasted almonds on the top and serve it chilled.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Make sure the figs you use are fresh and soft after soaking in the water.
  • Use cocktail glasses for serving as this drink is fulfilling and served in less quantity.
  • You can add a scoop of vanilla ice to make it more cherishing!

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Peach and Melon Bellini

Once you try this fibrous light drink, there’s no way you can hate it. Among all our 5 easy-to-make-drinks, it is one of the most hydrating drinks you can have after a sunny day!

Prep Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sliced peaches
  • 1 cup of melon chunks
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 lemons for Juice
  • Chilled Water

Recipe:

  1. Put sliced peaches, melon chunks, sugar and lemon juice in the blender.
  2. Blend it thoroughly until smooth.
  3. To dilute a little, add chilled water.
  4. Serve with crushed ice.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Add some finely chopped small chunks of peaches on the top.
  • Make sure, the drink is not watered.
  • Add ice before serving.

Pineapple and Coconut Cooler

Pineapple and Coconut are mutually beneficial for curing blood toxicity and rejuvenating liver function. Both perform as a great laxative, cure heartburn and intestinal problems.

With all these benefits, why wouldn’t you have it?

Prep Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 2 glasses of fresh coconut water
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of black salt
  • 4 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon of Pineapple Tang Power
  • 1/2 pinch of black pepper

Recipes:

  1. Put pineapple chunks, coconut water, sugar and pineapple tang power in the blender and blend it until smooth.
  2. Add lemon juice black pepper and black salt. Mix well.
  3. Serve it with crushed ice.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of grounded coconut for aroma and taste.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Serve it with straw, so people can stir and sip in freshly blended Pineapple and Coconut drink.

Try our 5 easy-to-make drinks and enjoy with your friends and family. Let us know your feedback. We would love to hear back from you.

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