Orange Blossom Bellinis – The Exotic Mocktail.
I was introduced to this beautiful drink on my trip to Dubai. It’s been a staple at my dinner parties ever since. The perfect mocktail, if you ask me. The light scent of the Orange Blossom Water along with the addition of nibbles is a combination of flavours to tease the senses. No alcohol required! This recipe replaces the customary peach puree and prosecco with sparkling grape juice, cranberry and sometimes blood orange juice. Here, it is the exotic scent of Orange Blossom that makes it all the more special.
This recipe was one of my contributions to a wonderful project, a Christmas Recipe Book that I was part of along with some fabulous foodies. Foodies+ Christmas Cook Book.
Iced Honey Lemon Drink – Hong Kong Style
This Iced Honey Lemon Drink , is a popular thirst quencher in Hong Kong. It sure helps to beat the Singapore heat too! This lemonade is sweetened using organic honey. No sugar or sugar syrup is used.
There is an art to the drink. Usually, when served – you have to stir from the bottom of the jug to mix the honey (which may have settled at the bottom) to get the flavor to your liking. If you poke at the lemon slice more, it releases more of the lemon flavor. I noticed that different types of honey make the lemonade look darker or lighter. I prefer light honey or clover honey, but this is a personal choice.
I am on a no sugar diet at the moment, so when I do feel the need for a sweetened drink, I go to honey to replace sugar. Remember honey is very sweet, so you need less than you would need castor sugar. Hot Honey Lemon is also good for a sore throat, but in this heat, I prefer the iced version.
Katira Drink – Perfect for Ramadan! This Refreshing, Rehydrating and Cooling Drink is a Hunger Buster too! Known simply as Katira Drink here in Singapore, it is loaded with some cooling ingredients. This drink is popularly served during the Month of Ramadan, when it is time to break the fast for the day.. Simply put, it is a Rose flavored milk with the added cooling benefits of Gum Tragacanth, Basil Seeds and Malva Nut. In Singapore evaporated milk and rose water is used along with rock sugar to flavor the milk… but this is an acquired taste. My family prefers a good rose syrup and very light milk.. that is a combination of cold skimmed milk and iced water. Check out the video to have a look at the ingredients used.
Ginger Lemon Tea | Soothing Home Remedy
Ginger Lemon Tea is not only soothing for a sore throat, but it is a wonderful Home Remedy for an Upset Stomach / Indegestion / Heartburn Symptoms. The next time you feel a cramping ache in the stomach or a feeling of indigestion and discomfort.. caused by something that you ate and didn’t set quite well into your system. We all know that feeling. I have used this remedy ever since I can remember and it works wonders. Helps to get rid of the feeling of nausea. It is also very soothing and nice to have in the evenings after the days work is done with. If you have extreme nausea, skip the tea and water and just, have the squeezed lemon and ginger juice with some sugar. Try it out!
During Ramadan, I like to make this tea. Its very soothing after Iftar.
Kashmiri Kahwa | Kashmiri Green Tea
Kashmiri Kahwa is a delightful saffron and spice Green Tea which is immensely popular in Kashmir. It is said to aid in digestion and used to treat headaches. I love having a cup after meals. Kashmiri tea leaves are available in select stores and Tea Sections at larger supermarkets. Other good quality green tea leaves may be used as a substitute if you can’t find it. Flaked almonds provide some added nutrition as well as pleasing bite.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe – DIY Choco-mix
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe for when the weather is as cold as it is at the moment in many parts of the World. Nothing like a good old CUP’A HOT CHOCOLATE! What’s more, you really mustn’t buy those Hot Chocolate Drink Mixes from the store.. Have you ever read the ingredients?!
You can make your own mix and store it in Airtight Jars. Add mini-marshmallows or mini choco-chips to the mix and everyone gets a little surprise in the Hot Cocoa! Now don’t we all love a surprise or two?
This is the perfect Gift Recipe as well! Make up a couple of Jarfuls. Add some ribbon and pretty labels. Perfect for some special friends! A big thanks to Flore Catanaoan, for the recipe idea!
Spicy Pomegranate Lemon Punch
Make an impact with this spiced Punch! So refreshing and has everyone curious what’s in it! Instead of pomegranate, other fruits can be used as well. Try this at your next shindig!
Bru Coffee – How to make instant Bru Coffee
Bru Coffee is a very popular name in Indian Coffee. I remember my college days, in the hostel cafeteria, they served the best Bru Coffee, and I used to look forward to it for breakfast and in the evenings. Those were the only years, I lived in India and this coffee was new to me. Even today, this coffee transports me back to the past. Don’t you love how certain foods and drinks take us back to a memory?
Bru Coffee, comes in a few different varieties. It is popular for its blend of 70% Coffee, and 30% Chicory. It can be made using a coffee filter OR using the frothing method as shown below. For the decoctions method (filter), check out the coffee decoction method.
And if you are more of a cold coffee person! Try chilling this coffee, it gives you a luscious, creamy iced coffee without any ice-cream!
Passion Fruit Cordial
By Arifa Kochumoideen
Passion Fruit Cordial! A refreshing & tangy loose syrup, prepared from the fruity, floral goodness of fresh Passion Fruits. Diluted with water along with some of the passion fruit seeds to achieve just the right amount of bite! A Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Pottasium enriched drink! Add water to desired strength when serving.
This is an extremely popular Milk Shake that was developed by Keralites in the Gulf Region. Perfect for Hot weather. The combination of nuts and malted chocolate milk powder is fantastic. The tiny specks of milk ice really speak to you and help recharge you! Very Yummy too!
Sharjah Shake Special – Banana Shake
Recipe Type: Drinks / Beverages
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings