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Enjoy This Chilled Rose Cooler with Basil Seeds for Ramadan

Yakuta's chilled rose cooler
PREP TIME
10 min
YIELDS
2 drinks

Rose cooler is a staple drink for most households during the month of Ramadan. It is aromatic and the basil seeds add an amazing cooling effect. This makes it a perfect thirst quencher for the month of fasting. To make this drink, you only need a few ingredients! It is refreshing, simple and nostalgic.

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Ingredients

Rose Syrup

½
cup water
1
cup Sugar
¼
cup organic red rose petals
½
Tbsp rose water
1
tsp lemon juice
1
tsp red food coloring or organic beetroot powder (optional)

Rose Cooler

6
Tbsp rose syrup (store-bought or homemade)
500
ml carbonated water
2
Tbsp Basil seeds
1
Tbsp rose water
2
scoops crushed ice
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Directions

Chilled rose cooler mise en place
Step 1

To make the rose syrup, add the water, sugar, food coloring (optional) in a medium sized saucepan, cook on low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.

Step 2

Add rose petals and boil for 5 minutes. Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Remove the pot from heat, add rose water and lemon juice.

Step 3

Strain and store in an airtight container.

Step 4

To make the cooler: Soak the basil seeds with 1 Tbsp of cold water for 30 seconds

Yakuta's chilled rose cooler with basil seeds
Step 5

Equally divide the rose syrup into two glasses, add the soaked basil, 1 Tbsp of carbonated water and stir. 

Step 6

Add the crushed ice and the remaining carbonated water into the prepared glass. Stir with a straw and enjoy. 

Step 7

Note: To make it a little extra special you can add 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream. The best float you’d ever drink!

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