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  • Published at 05:20 pm June 11th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:24 pm June 12th, 2018
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3 easy-to-make drinks that'll delight your guests this Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr this year has come at a time when the sun is generous with her warmth, and the rains occasionally take over. Cravings for drinks that quench the thirst and provide relief from all the heavy meals you devour at dawats are likely to be at an all time high.

When you’re the host, you’ll want to stand out from the rest, and provide your guests with an experience that they’ll remember. There’s an easy way to do that. Use the weather and the season to your advantage. Urban Spoon’s Abu Taher Onik suggests some easy-to-make cool drinks that, when you serve, your guests may very well attack those glasses at first sight. Following are some suggestions.


It’s the season of fruits, and mangoes are the unofficial MVPs of the lot. Take our word, if your guests are into green mangoes, they’ll love this refreshing twist on the ‘evergreen’ classic.


  • 2 green mangoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 green chilli
  • 1 pinch jeera
  • 5-6 coriander leaves
  • 6-7 cubes of ice

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Mint Lemonade

What if it’s raining while you’re hosting your best friends? Enjoy the rain together from your balcony with some mint lemonade. All the tensions of the past and the weariness of the day may just vanish for those few minutes.


  • 1 large lemon
  • 5-7 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 6-7 ice cubes


Place the lemon juice, sugar, ice cubes, water, and mint leaves into a blender. Blend for 30 seconds.

Pour the mixture in a glass. Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lemon.


Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend for one minute. Pour the mixture in a glass. Garnish with a green mango slice and a couple of cilantro leaves.

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Your guests will be delighted with a fresh change from all the shorbots and juices that they’ve had elsewhere. Not only will this glassful of awesomeness refresh them, but they could very well ask you for the recipe, too.


  • ¼ green apple
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups of soda (we recommend Mountain Dew)
  • 6-7 cubes of ice


Cut the apple into fine pieces and put in a blender along with lemon juice, sugar, mountain dew/soda, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture in a glass. Garnish with small apple slices.