Fasting in the overpowering Middle Eastern heat can seem like a very daunting task. When Ramadan arrives in the summer there's only one thing to do: load up on replenishing drinks after breaking the fast .
From traditional Ramadan classics to modern beverages, these 11 sugar-ridden drinks are both hydrating and refreshingly enjoyable.
1. Amar Al Din - Apricot Juice
One of the most popular Ramadan drinks, the beloved apricot drink has a variety of health benefits. Just try not to mistake it for mango juice.
2. Tamer Hindi - Tamarind Juice
It's really not Ramadan in the Middle East unless the smell of the Tamarind fruit is filling up the place.
The perfect accompaniment to any Iftar or Sohoor.
4. Balah Bel Laban - Milk with Dates
This simple classic can be both drunk and eaten, as the dates melt perfectly in the milk creating a delicious indulgence.
5. Karkadeh - Sweet Hibiscus Tea
This hibiscus drink is very refreshing when served cold.
6. Erk Sous - Licorice Juice
It is just like candy in a cup.
7. Mint Lemonade
Simple but delicious.
8. Kharoub - Carob Juice
This traditional Egyptian invention is extremely sweet and extremely delicious at the same time.
9. Iced Tea
While black tea is definitely a Ramadan mainstay, refreshing iced tea is even better to beat the summer heat.
The beloved lemon-lime soda is the perfect match for a Ramadan in the summer.
11. Khoshaf - Fruit Salad Compote
A favorite for any fruit fanatic, this popular Arab drink is almost a fruit salad. Not that anyone is mad about that.