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Posted On: 16 August 2023 04:30 pm
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Cold refreshing drinks from around the world to try in Qatar

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There's nothing better than a cold refreshing drink to cool off on a hot or stressful day. Why not try something flavourful from different cuisines?

The (ILQ) team has put together a list of juices and icy drinks from all over the world and where to try them in Doha!

Kompot – Poland

Image credit: Polka

Kompot is a summer drink from Poland which can be served hot or cold. It is a fruity beverage made by stewing fresh, dried, or frozen fruits such as apricots, strawberries, apples, and more. Yum!

Where to try kompot in Doha:

  • Polka
    • Location: Madinat Khalifa
    • Instagram: @polka.2022

Bissap - Senegal

Image credit: Sabali

Known as the national drink of Senegal, bissap is a refreshing hibiscus tea drink often mixed with mint or ginger that is popular during the summer.

Where to try bissap in Doha:

  • Sabali
    • Locations: Tornado Tower, West Bay
    • Instagram: @sabaliqatar

Nuoc cot me da - Vietnam

Tamarind drink
Image credit: Hoi An Pho

A unique drink to try is the nuoc cot me da or tamarind juice from Vietnam which also has ginger, roasted peanuts, and roasted coconut flakes to add an interesting crunch with every sip!

Where to try nuoc cot me da in Doha:

  • Hoi An Pho
    • Location: Bin Mahmoud
    • Instagram: @hoianpho.qatar

Sago gulaman – Philippines

Sago gulaman
Image credit: Gerry's Grill Qatar

The sago gulaman is a sweet drink and is a popular street food refreshment in the Philippines made with tapioca pearls, water, brown sugar, gulaman (agar agar), and vanilla.

Where to try sago gulaman in Doha:

  • Max's Restaurant
    • Locations: Al Sadd, B-Ring Road
    • Instagram: @maxsrestaurantme
  • Gerry's Grill
    • Location: Al Sadd, LuLu Hypermarket Barwa City
    • Instagram: @gerrysgrillqatar

Horchata - Mexico

Image credit: Isla Mexican Kitchen

Horchata is a delicious rice or coconut-based drink that is flavoured with cinnamon for that extra kick of freshness.

Where to try horchata in Doha:

  • Viva Mexico
    • Locations: The Pearl Island, Msheireb Downtown Doha
    • Instagram: @vivamexicoqatar
  • Isla Mexican Kitchen
    • Location: The Pearl Island
    • Instagram: @isla_qatar

Lassi - India

Image credit: Desi Dhaba

This yoghurt-based drink is great for a hot summer day. Fruity variations of lassi such as those infused with mango are a must-try!

Where to try lassi in Doha:

  • Taste of Mumbai
    • Locations: Al Nasr
    • Instagram: @tasteofmumbai_qatar
  • Maharaja Darbar
    • Location: Al Hilal
    • Instagram: @maharajadarbar

Longan juice - Thailand

Longan Juice
Image credit: Khao San

A popular tropical drink in Thailand is longan juice. Its refreshing fruity flavour makes it great as a summer treat.

Where to try longan juice in Doha:

  • Khao San
    • Locations: Bin Mahmoud
    • Instagram:
  • Thai Cuisine Restaurant
    • Location: Al Sadd
    • Instagram: @thaicuisinerestaurant

Ayran - Turkey

Image credit: Shutterstock

Ayran is so simple but so refreshingly good! Made with plain Greek yoghurt and salt, the Ayran is a delicious classic from Turkey.

Where to try ayran in Doha:

  • Nakhchivan Qatar
    • Locations: Souq Waqif, Mall of Qatar
    • Instagram: @nakhchivan.qatar


Which of these are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments! Do share this article - it keeps us going!