Qamar al deen, dry apricot drink from the middle east

Apricot drink
  • Talk about apricots and for sure you will find my tongue wagging. I have a serious fetish for apricot drink.
When I saw the picture of the apricot drink  “Qamardeen” in Rafeeda’s blog “The Big Sweet Tooth.” I had daydreams cuddling a cup of that. Then, dropped the perfect moment,  Ramadan month,  yipee.  Loads of dry fruits in the markets. I headed straight to the sweet sweet sunshine apricots.
Back at home I couldn’t wait.  I also felt my friends may like it for iftar so had to do it immediately. Well that’s just an excuse… I can’t wait, Now that’s the real reason.
You could check out the original recipe here,
 and the scroll down for my version.
Changes in my version
 I made a small quirk to the recipe  as I don’t get any apricot leather , so,  used soaked  dry apricots. The result was fantastic with a touch of orange rind and rose water.
 I have a huge batch of this baby now which at the rate that I am “tasting “,  I just believe may not last for more than a day.
iftar drink

apricot drink

Don’t miss the beautiful  apricots this season and do try out this recipe. Send me pics of your creations.
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Apricot drink

Qamar al deen

Dry apricot drink from the middle east
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, International, Kids choice, middleeastern, Summer, Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 54 kcal


  • 90 gm dry apricots  approximately half cup
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 3 cups drinking water


  • In a bowl add the dry apricots 
  • Soak in the  warm water for one hour.   
  • Into a blender add the soaked apricots the water it soaked in, orange zest,  rosewater,  and one more cup of water and pulse
  • Chill in the refrigerator  till serving time. 


The amount of water can be altered based on the thickness of the juice you like.


Serving: 50gCalories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.004gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12g
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Poonam Bachhav
7 years ago

Droolesome !! Lovely share Seema just apt for Iftar .

Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
7 years ago

Thank you so much for trying and linking back… I am sure it tastes much better with dried apricots since the sheets may give a little unpleasant taste of the oil used to flatten and preserve it… Lovely clicks too…

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