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Skip the Roohafza

  • Published at 05:17 pm June 6th, 2017
Skip the Roohafza
The holy month of Ramadan has once again fallen in summer, making it even harder for us to toil away without food and water in the heat. The humidity means dehydration is a constant risk, and we need to consume more fluids during and after Iftar to help fight it. Keeping that in mind, we bring you five summer drinks which are amazing to taste and will help keep you stay fresh and hydrated as well.

PINEAPPLE LEMONADE

When life gives you lemons, mix it with some pineapple juice, sprinkle some sugar on them, and make a refreshing glass of pineapple lemonade. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup pineapple juice Directions: To make the sugar syrup, combine sugar and one cup of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and let it cool. In a large pitcher, whisk together the sugar syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and five cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled, and serve over ice.

WATERMELON SLUSH

watermelon slushWatermelons have always been a summertime favourite, no matter how you have it. Slice it, dice it, or blend it, you can never go wrong with watermelons. Ingredients: 5 cups diced, seedless watermelon 2 tbsp sugar Juice of 1 lemon (optional) Directions: Combine watermelon, sugar, lemon juice, and one cup of ice in blender, until smooth. Serve immediately.

STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE JUICE

Strawberry-Pineapple-Juice-pinterest;ijuih9If you never thought of mixing strawberries and pineapples together, this is the time to do it! Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple juice 1 cup chilled and roughly chopped strawberries 2 tbsp sugar Directions: Combine all the ingredients and blend in a juicer, till the mixture is smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.

STRAWBERRY-THYME LEMONADE

strawberry-thyme_300Yes, you've read it right! Strawberries and thyme can go hand-in-hand, if you make a lemonade out of it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 8 sprigs fresh thyme or bottled thyme 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries 1 1/2cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons) splash of tonic water or sparkling water (optional) Directions: Combine sugar, thyme, and 1 cup of water in a small pot. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool and remove the thyme. Now mix the thyme syrup with the strawberries, lemon juice, and five cups cold water in a large pitcher. Chill for about 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. Serve over ice, garnished with additional thyme. You may add a splash of sparkling or tonic water.

VIRGIN MANGO MARGARITAS

WU0305H_virgin-mango-margaritas_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.462Make use of the seasonal fruit, and make some mango margaritas, non-alcoholic of course. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of mango chunks Ice, for blending 1 can lemon soda 2 tbsp sugar Directions: Throw the mango chunks into the blender, and mix it with some ice. Pour in the soda and sugar, and blend until completely smooth. You can add more ice if necessary to get the consistency you want. Pour the drinks and serve them immediately