Egyptian MUST TRY drinks!

Egypt is one of the most affordable countries for a European to try variety of fresh-grown exotic fruits. Because of its location on the Mediterranean and the crossroads between Africa and Asia, Egypt has access to a lot of fruits that might not be available in other places in the world. Guava, mango, watermelon, small melons are all widely available from fruit stalls, especially in locals-oriented non-tourist marketplaces.

Most brilliant drinks you can find in Egypt are the fresh fruit juices (asiir) available at small stalls throughout Egypt. The shopkeepers blend the whole fruit and small amounts of ice and sugar water and then strain this mash into your glass-the resulting drinks have been described as ambrosia. Juices, which are made from fruits in season, include farawla (strawberry), manga (mango), mohz (banana),and burtu'aan (orange) and are especially welcome in hot weather.

In addition to pure fruit juices, you can also get them made of vegetables such as khiyar (cucumber), tamaatim (tomato), and gazar (carrot). For a new experience, experiment with some of their combination drinks: nuss wa nuss (carrot and orange), an unexpectedly delightful concoction, or mohz bi-laban, a blend of bananas and milk; an Egyptian milkshake. Asiir lamoon, common throughout Egypt, is a strong, sweet version of lemonade. In the past few years canned and packaged juices have become common, but their flavor cannot compare with the freshly made varieties.

Below is my TOP 6 Must Try Drinks in Egypt, and I'm sure you will enjoy it no matter on the beach or in some street Cairo's cafe :)

  1. Strawberry Juice - tasty, sweet and lovely! Also very refreshing.

2. Karakadey (Hibiscus Juice) - very popular drink in Egypt, made of the dried Hibiscus flower. You can have it cold or hot (cold is better :D)

4. Kharoob (Carob Juice)- a little bit musky and dark drink, it is served cold. 

5. Sahlab (<3)- Basically made out of dried and crushed orchis mascula, other ingredients include sesame seeds, Coconut, sugar, milk, and topped with raisins and nuts. It is very sweet and served hot, best way to warm up nice in the winter. The best Sahlab is usually found at coffee shops.

6. Watermelon Juice - tasty and soo refreshing, great on a hot summer day!

If you are spending your vacation in Egypt, do not try it all in one day:D Take the time to savor the flavor! 

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