Eid this year will be falling on the hottest days of Summer. Serving your guests with refreshing welcome drinks on a hot summer day can come as a respite. Here are some refreshing recipes for freshly made drinks you can serve this Eid.
Refreshing jeera pani
Tangy, sweet, spicy, and refreshing. Tamarind, molasses, cumin, and mint! Delicately flavored with roasted cumin powder and black salt, jeera pani is a refreshing welcome drink sure to perk you up on a hot summer day. This cumin water drink boasts fresh, lively flavors and is generally served as an appetizer or welcome drink.
Cumin and tamarind water drink served as an appetizer or welcome drink. Cumin boasts fresh, lively flavors in the jeera pani drink.
4 tablespoon molasses
4 tablespoon sugar
2 cups water
4 teaspoon lemon juice
4 teaspoon tamarind paste
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
¼ teaspoon black salt
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, molasses and 1 cup water to a boil. Simmer and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Place lemon juice and tamarind paste in a pitcher with syrup and remaining water. Stir mixture.
Add cumin powder, black salt and wait 10 minutes for flavors to blend.
Pour over ice to serve.
Mango and berry rippler
This smoothie is a healthy one as it contains no added sugar. Still, this smoothie is delicious and delectable for breakfast, evening snack or even as a dessert. The goodness of mango and strawberry is not disturbed as no artificial flavor is added and no two fruits are blended together; but swirled. It makes a delicious alternative to the similarly named, but slightly less healthy, strawberry/raspberry ripple ice cream.
A healthy, delicious Mango and strawberry recipe that can double duty as a drink or a dessert.
½ cup(90gm) Fresh or frozen berries (Raspberry/Strawberry)
2 tablespoon honey
1 medium size mango
½ cup milk
Process the berries in a blender or food processor with a tablespoon or two water and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Rinse the blender thoroughly and process peeled mango chunks in it along with the remaining ingredients until smooth.
Pour a 1" layer of the mango puree in a tall glass. Spoon 2 tablespoon of berry puree on top. Add mango puree again and finish it off with berry puree. Using a teaspoon or skewer, lightly swirl the two mixtures together. Serve cold.
Adjust the consistency per your taste. This has a very thick consistency and so add more milk to make the rippler a little lighter.