Apricot Paste Juice

This is a very exotic drink, and is usually a staple of fast breaking Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan.  But more importantly it tastes good and has incredible health benefits chock full of vitamins.  Most ingredients are available in your local Middle Eastern/Ethnic supermarkets – but more so becoming comment in traditional supermarket chains as well.

Time:

1 hour and a half

Serves:

4

Good for:

  • Tangy and sweet
  • Refreshing and thirst quenching
  • Exotic flavour
  • Healthy and nutritious

Ingredients:

  • 300g Qamradeen paste (leathery apricot paste, which is tasty enough to eat alone as a snack)
  • 500 ml water
  • 2 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water

 Kitchen things you’ll need:

  • Food processor or blender
  • Large bowl
  • A pitcher

Making it:

  • Cut the Qamradeen paste into inch-sized pieces.
  • Put in a bowl with sugar and water; and let soak for an hour. Stir occasionally and you will see the paste starts to dissolve.
  • Put it all in a food processor or blender and mix for a minute or so till all the paste dissolves.
  • Add the orange blossom water.
  • Chill in the fridge and enjoy.

Tips/notes:

  • The drink consistency should be thick (similar to a mango nectar).
  • I suggest you double the portions to save time, because you’ll be drinking this so often, it won’t last long.

 

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