Nothing can put you in the summer mood faster than sipping on a brightly colored and fruity flavored drink. Especially during Ramadan, after a long day of fasting every Pakistani is in a need of a chilled and healthy drink to open the fast.
We have compiled a few very easy and super yummy summer drinks for you to enjoy in Iftar. Drinks that could be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Each drink here is easy to make, and the components can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
1. Citrus Cooler
- Fresh orange juice
- Lemon juice
- Lime juice
- Lemon slices, for serving
- Lime slices, for serving
- Any white carbonated drink
In a measuring cup or pitcher, stir together fresh orange juice, lime juice, and lemon juice. Spoon sugar into jar and top with juice mixture. If desired, add lemon and lime slices. When ready to serve, fill the jar with ice, cover, and shake to dissolve sugar, then top with a carbonated drink.
2. Watermelon Slush
- 5 cups diced seedless watermelon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Juice of 1 lime, optional
Combine watermelon, sugar, lime juice, and 1 cup ice in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
3. Strawberry and Pineapple Mimosa
It’s easy, refreshing, and the perfect excuse to have a fun drink.
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 (750 mL) bottle carbonated drink, chilled
- 1/2 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into a glass until half full. Fill glasses with a carbonated drink. Serve immediately, garnished with strawberries.
4. Frosted Lemonade
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cup water
- 6 cup vanilla ice cream
- sliced lemons, for garnish
Mix lemon juice and sugar together in a pitcher until the sugar is fully dissolved. Add water to dilute and chill. Into a blender, add lemonade, and ice cream. Blend until smooth and divide among 3 cups. Garnish with slices of lemon and serve.
5. Pina Colada
- 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple cubes
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- Cherry syrup for swirling (optional)
- fresh mint for garnish
Add the frozen pineapple, coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and lime juice to a blender and blend until frosty. Serve immediately, adding a swirl of cherry syrup on top if you’d like. Garnish with fresh mint and fresh cherries.
6. Pomegranate Beet Smoothie
- 1 beetroot
- 1/2 apple
- 1 big handful of spinach
- 4 big mint leaves
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
Combine the beetroot, apple (seeds and stem removed), spinach, mint, and pomegranate juice in a blender. Blend well. A smooth consistency throughout is what you are aiming for.
Celebrate this Ramadan season with these essential summer drinks. From frozen drinks to icy margs and tropical mixed cocktails, there’s something for every mood, party, and holiday this summer.
A fresh and tart mint lemonade drink will also make you feel like you’re on vacation in Ramadan. So, which drink you’re trying today.
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