While not strictly an Arabic drink, lemonade infused with cooling mint is a best-seller and aids digestion and relieves heartburn. After a day of basking in the sun there’s no better way to cool down, with ‘lemon-mint’ as it’s known a popular everyday drink to wash down your meal. Other local juices include a drink made by combining soaked, crushed tamarind with water, sugar and lemon juice. Known as tamar hindi, it is perfectly sweet with a tangy kick, and was traditionally served across the Levant by travelling peddlers.
Fresh juices including watermelon, rock-melon, pineapple and papaya also feature heavily on juice bar menus and can be blended with camel milk or laban to create a local version of a thick and creamy milkshake.
Try it at: Salt
Salt, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim
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