Sharbat-e limoo is a refreshing sweet and sour drink that is just perfect for hot summer days. This tangy yet sweet sharbat is one of the popular drinks served to guests in Iran. Persian sharbats are drinks made with fresh-squeezed fruit juice and sugar. A sharbat should be well-balanced and not too sweet or too sour. However, in our home we like our شربت لیمو - sharbat-e limoo more on the tangy side.
The combination of lemon/lime juice and water has many health benefits and this refreshing lemonade/limeade is a perfect summer drink. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.
Sharbat-e Limoo - Persian Limeade
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice or lime juice
1 cup sugar (add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter drink)
3 cups water
1 cup ice
1 teaspoon lemon/lime zest *optional
2-3 drops of rosewater *optional
- Place sugar and water in a small pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a gentle boil until the sugar dissolves completely. Set aside to cool.
- Mix all ingredients, taste and adjust the level of sweetness to your liking, chill and serve.