Saudi Champagne | Saudi Cool

A non-alcoholic fizzy mocktail, quite famous in many Saudi eateries…

 

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If you are thinking “Champagne? Haraam, haraam…” and that too during Ramadan, please stop right there! Hehe… the name of this drink can be super misleading. Plus the word “Saudi” added to it is like a big irony, isn’t it? I thought the same when I first came across this drink. I had a little stunned time before coming back to my senses and then reading the recipe. There is no back story as to why this drink is called so, but I suppose it is because it has the same color as champagne. Moreover, this is a completely Halal page, so you know I won’t post anything wrong, InShaAllah… 😀 It is said to be the most popular drink in Saudi, thanks to its super refreshing properties on a really hot day.

 

For this week’s Blogging Marathon #122 theme of “Kid’s Delight – Summer Coolers”, this is the second recipe after the Nannari Sarbath. The name may not seem kid friendly but my girls gave a thumbs up to it, after initially frowning at me making something out of apple juice. Apple juice is always last choice of juices from the shelf, at least for my folks. I was actually a bit worried about its acceptance, but then I found that add something carbonated to any juice and my girls take it hands down. Hehe… I am not a mother who encourages them to have anything carbonated, but once in a while, I do allow and that too in small portions. You can completely skip the 7-up/ Sprite bit and go for sparkling water. What I figure out is that there should be some carbonated element to go with the apple juice. Add to it some bites from chopped apple, orange and some mint leaves, this is a total winner. I have kept my bites to bare minimum since it may end up being trashed. But feel free to add more to your requirement and enjoy it. Yes, this will be a complete winner with the kids… 🙂

 

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5 from 7 votes

Saudi Champagne | Saudi Cool

Course Drinks
Cuisine Arabic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Rafeeda AR

Ingredients

  • 750 ml apple juice chilled
  • 330 ml club soda chilled
  • 330 ml 7-up or Sprite chilled
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Mint leaves as required
  • Chopped apple as required
  • Chopped orange as required

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, add the apples, orange, mint leaves and lime juice.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients over it and give it a good mix.
  • Serve cold immediately.

Notes

Use as much as apple and orange required. You may slice it up into long peices. Since my family isn't keen on too much to bite on, I added minimal quantity. 

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  1. 5 stars
    Haha, the name is misleading for sure!! Such a nice summer drink Rafe. I have all the ingredients needed [except the carbonated one] and will be trying this out soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Interesting right up. It must be tasting like Appy Fizz. My daughter would certainly love this.

  3. Hi I recently had this at a restaurant here. They have added pomegranate, grapes, kiwi alongwith apples and oranges and it tasted really good

  4. Your posts always make me smile…even we don’t have any apple juice fans in the house, but yes carbonated water does turn the tables upside down.
    love the pretty colour and will give the drink a trial.

  5. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    The name did take me for a spin!! What a beautiful combination of flavors and would love to make it for my boys. Sometimes they need to feel like they can enjoy a grown up drink.

  6. 5 stars
    You had me with the name Rafeeda! Such a yum drink and we love apple juice so I am sure Saudi champagne will be loved at my place.

  7. 5 stars
    This must be a little bit like apple cider- that’s my son’s favorite drink. Someone who looks on might feel like he has a glass of adult drink on his hands when it’s just cider :-D.. Beautiful clicks by the way!

  8. 5 stars
    This is awesome. Would be a perfect drink to have all day without cooking during summer. Bookmarking it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 5 stars
    The name certainly is misleading! Since it is a popular drink in Saudi, may be it is included in the name?! Anything with carbonated soda, kids will love it as they are not allowed to drink it!! Seriously, cooler looks very refreshing.

  10. 5 stars
    Such a refreshing drink with amazing flavors. Wish you pass me that glass and I enjoy it. Absolutely scrumptious. Making it soon.

  11. The name of the drink is such an oxymoron. 🙂 Seems like a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

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