It's summertime and most days are hot and humid here in New York. One of the best ways to cool off and tolerate the heat is to drink refreshing summer beverages. Typically, these cold drinks are made in large batches and served throughout the year regardless of the weather conditions or season. However, they are best enjoyed in hot weather with friends and family especially after months of quarantine and isolation. Serve these drinks to loved ones outside on a picnic, lounging by the pool, sitting on the terrace, relaxing under a tree in your yard, or while having lunch/dinner at the kitchen table.
Below are a few of the most popular Iranian drinks and my favorites as well. I have written about these in the past and I'll share the recipe links.
After a year of being on a hiatus, I'm back to start blogging again. I've updated some photos and tweaked some of the recipes.
A mixture of yogurt, water, and salt to taste and lots of ice cubes
A sweet and sour ancient Persian drink made with sugar/honey and vinegar
All you need is lime/lemon, sugar, and water
Rinse khakshir with cool water a few times, add water and ice, stir and drink. Add a little sugar or rosewater if you like.
Add the cubed watermelon to the blender, blend until it liquifies. Pour into a serving glass, add ice, and a splash of lime.