“Ramadan Kareem to all !!”
Let us welcome this auspicious month of Ramadan with a heart filled with joy, peace and harmony.
As you know that Ramadan is celebrated to become conscious of God and to meet spiritual values and attitudes that is carried for the rest of the year. The concept of Ramadan is to be a good human being, to be benevolent towards others and to know the importance of charity.
Fasting during Ramadan is not just about abstaining yourself from eating and drinking. Fasting is important to achieve the need of Niyyah. It is vital for self-control, to cleanse the mind, body and soul.
The holy month of Ramadan falls in summer. It is a time for all the Muslims to practice self-restraint and cleanse one’s body and soul from impurities. It is a great month for one to engage with traditions and understand the Islamic culture.
Apart from worship and improving oneself, it is a practice of an individual to abstain from eating and drinking for straight thirty days.
Fasting is challenging in the blistering hot heat waves of Middle-East and South Asian countries. Thus, it is important for one to stay hydrated and drink refreshing drinks after iftar. Let’s have a look at the flavorful drinks that you can try during Ramadan:
Qamar El Deen
Another popular drink is Qamar El Deen, also written as Amar Al Din. This drink is brewed from either dried apricot paste sheets or rolled apricot fruit leather.
The sheets are soaked in warm water and then mixed with sugar. It is served cold with nuts and rose water (optional).
Tutti Frutti Iced Tea
This drink is full of delicious fruits and berries. It is made with fruits like Cherry, Kiwi, Orange & Strawberry.
This natural caffeine free drink is rich in vitamins which energizes your body and gives a refreshing feeling.
Tamer Hindi aka Tamarind or Indian date is a sour-sweet chilled drink made of tamarind fruit paste mixed with sugar and water.
It is the best drink for those who do not like sweet juices. It is a refreshing and popular drink in the middle-east during Ramadan.
This is a famous yogurt drink. It helps the body to stay hydrated. It is a great drink with a flavor of mint and salt.
You can drink it or eat with bread.
This drink is the beverage of choice during Ramadan. It is made with red berries and is sold as a cordial in a glass bottle and as a carbonated soft drink in a can.
Lemon with mint
Lemon mint juice is a refreshing drink recipe. This healthy juice recipe is easy and quick to make and is an ideal summer cooler. The drink is prepared using lemon juice, sugar and a pinch of black salt. It is served chilled with ice cubes and mint leaves.
This nutritious drink is popular around the Middle East, especially in Syria, Palestine and Lebanon.
It is an energizing drink prepared by mixing dates, grape molasses, rose water (depends on choice) and sugar.
The drink is smoked with Arabic incense. It is served with ice and topped with pine nuts and raisins.
Coconut water or coconut juice is a popular drink worldwide. It helps to quench one’s thirst. You can take a tetra pack or a natural coconut water.
Coconut water is a natural refreshing drink and has a sweet, nutty taste. The juice is full of vitamins and minerals which treats dehydration.
Also known as the ‘fruit salad’ drink, this dry fruit recipe is sweet, filling and energy boosting. It is prepared with dried apricots, figs, dates, raisins, and prunes. The nuts are soaked in water and sugar overnight. It is then served cold with ice and rose water.
This enjoyable licorice drink is made in traditional copper or glass containers to keep it chilled.
The drink is black with mildly bitter and sweet taste prepared with licorice roots. This thirst-quenching drink is served cold throughout the year.
This beverage is loved by all as watermelon contains a high percentage of water. It is the right drink to stay hydrated and prevent heat stroke.
One can add mint leaves in the juice to give it a refreshing flavor.
It is a traditional delicious milk drink made by soaking brown bread, barley spices and sugar. The colour of the drink can be white or red. The red colour is achieved by putting food coloring.
A cool sweet drink after a long hot day of fasting in Ramadan.
Karakde also known as roselle or hibiscus tea is a sweet infusion brewed from hibiscus flower. This beverage can be served hot or cold.
The cold drink is preferred with a hearty iftar meal
Sahlab is a dessert drink. The drink is made with milk and corn or potato starch. It is a drink, which consists of a creamy pudding made from hot milk and it is flavored with some cinnamon and nuts.
Dates and milk
Dates and milk are traditionally eaten to break the fast. This is the ultimate staple of Ramadan.
It is the most delicious and easy recipe to prepare. The dates are cut in half and soaked or boiled in milk, and served chilled. You can also simply consume it by plain dates and a glass of milk.
Kharoub or Carob juice is a cool drink to satisfy your taste buds and thirst. It is made using molasses in addition to sugar and water.
The drink is perfect as it is energizing and rejuvenating.
Soya Bean Drink
Soya bean is a great beverage which is recommended for all. The drink not only hydrates the body but also contains sugar and protein which helps you to get through the day. (Since the drink contains sugar and protein, it not only hydrates your body but also helps you to get through the hot day.)
Chia Seed Drink
Chia seed aka Chia Fresca or Iskiate is a nutritious drink that helps you to beat the heat wave. This energy drink keeps one hydrated during Ramadan.
Noomi Basra Juice
This drink is flavored with a few drops of rose water, and a pinch of ground cardamom. Noomi basra tastes sour and lemony but has an earthy flavor. This can be served hot or cold.
Sharbat e Badam
It is a healthy and delicious choice. This beverage is made of Almonds. It can be consumed during suhoor or after iftar.
This shake is partially wholesome and is prepared with mangoes, milk and sugar. It is a nutritious drink that keeps one going for hours. It is better to consume it during Suhoor.
This is a rose scented drink and is super easy to make. The drink contains goodness of fruits, vegetables, herbs and roots.
The syrup is mixed with water and stirred well. Then it is served chilled with ice. You can also put dried herbs to make the taste better. It can also be consumed with chilled milk.
These are some of the most popular drinks during Ramadan. The good thing is that these drinks can be prepared by one from any part of the globe as the ingredients used is not rare. Now you can drink plenty of flavorsome water between iftaar and suhoor to keep yourself hydrated.
It is better to avoid caffeinated drinks because caffeine leads to loss of water which increases thirst.