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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
Jallab is a classic Middle Eastern drink made with date syrup and rosewater that’s popular in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Raisins and pine nuts are often added for extra flavor. In some countries it’s common to serve jallab in the evenings during Ramadan to break the fast. Not only is it delicious, the drink helps replenish nutrients lost during fasting.



  1. Divide the date syrup and rosewater between 2 glasses. Add the desired amount of ice then fill the glasses with water. Stir well until the water and syrup are incorporated. Top with pine nuts and raisins. Taste and add more date syrup, grape molasses or honey if you’d like the drink to be sweeter. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

You can double this recipe to make a large pitcher of jallab and keep it in the refrigerator to enjoy through the day.

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