A refreshing drink made with nannari syrup and lime juice…
With Ramadan being during the summer months whether it is back home or over here, cold drinks are an indispensible part of the Iftar table. At the same time, I am really excited to get back to the Blogging Marathon, which was on a break during the first two months of the year and due to my schedule, I wasn’t able to participate during the last couple of months. So last month, when I saw Valli’s post, I was still not sure if I would participate, till I saw the themes and I decided that I could! So for this month’s BM #122, the theme this week is “Kid’s Delight – Summer Coolers” and what more apt time to put up three cold drinks! So let’s start with this one…
The first time I had a nannari sarbath was at a distant cousin’s house. It was a totally different and new flavor for me. When I asked her, she showed me the bottle. However, since my girls scorned at them, I decided not to get it. Fast forward to our trip back home this year, and this was the most drunk cold drink by my girls. Anytime umma would make it, it would disappear. I was surprised – I told umma they never liked it. I had even mentioned it in my Paal Sarbath post, which is the other way to enjoy this syrup. Hehe… This drink is nothing but a spiked limeade. I love having mine with basil seeds, since it adds an additional layer of chillness. Enjoy it cold for the best flavors, and I won’t even say how refreshing this drink is on a sweltering hot day…
Nannari Sarbath | Sarasparilla Lime Drink
- 1/3 cup nannari syrup storebought
- Juice of 1 large lime
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 500 ml cold water
- 1 tbsp basil seeds soaked in water and plumped (optional)
- In a blender, add half of the water, lime juice and sugar. Blend till sugar is melted.
- Empty into a pitcher. Whisk in the nannari syrup and the basil seeds.
- Serve immediately. Add ice cubes if available.