Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Chapter 76 Introducing... the cocktail

After our little chat about knaffeh I realized there was another Nabulsi delicacy that deserved its moment in the spotlight.

It is ubiquitous in the world of fruit based beverages and, like any celebrity worth their salt, needs only one name.

It is... the Cocktail.

It may be somewhat misleading to call it Nabulsi as I'm pretty sure it's West Bank wide. We've got our own version in Lebanon but I gotta say - this one's better.

A tiered cup of blended fruit (heavy on the bananas) coated with a layer of grated nuts, topped off with two different flavors of ice cream which vary from day to day and tinned fruits.

Stage 1: pick a size

Stage 2: blended fruit topped with nuts

Add on the ice cream

Stuff some more fruit on top

Top it off with a couple of cherries and you're good to go

We've had half hearted debates on the possible calorie content of this veritable meal in a glass and have come to a widely supported conclusion:

'I mean, it's essentially just fruit isn't it? And nuts are good for everyone plus you can't really discount the benefits of the calcium content right? So really it's like a health drink when you get down to it.'

That's the official party line and we're sticking to it.


  1. Wonderful! Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing, Sara! I enjoyed the visit! ;D

  2. Thank you for the comment!! :) :)