Ramadan Apricot Drink: Qamar Al Din قمر الدين

Qamar Ed-Din is a  thick, sweet apricot drink which is made during Ramadan. Qamar ed-din is apricot paste which is spread in sheets and sundried, and the sheets can be bought in most oriental shops.

Serves 6

1/2 pack of qamar ed-din
3 cups of water
Sugar to taste
Optional Flavourings:
1 tablespoon Orange blossom water
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Cut into small pieces, put in a pot and pour about 3 cups of hot water on top, bring to boil  then turn of the heat. Allow to soak and dissolve for at least 1 hour. 

 Stir and strain through a sieve, or use a food processor to blend into a thick liquid.

Mix with water and sugar to suit your taste. Add Cinnamon or Orange blossom water if using.
Refrigerate, serve cool or chilled.