11 Best Sharbat Recipes to Keep You Cool This Summer

Summer is here and we all need some refreshing drinks to beat the heat. There are a variety of sharbats that you can try out to stay hydrated and fresh. The term sharbat comes from ‘sharba’ which means ‘a drink’. Mughal emperors popularised the drink in the Indian subcontinent with popular variations like badam sharbat and gulab sharbat. Here are a few recipes for some refreshing sharbats that you can try at home.



11 Refreshing Sharbat Recipes

Sharbats are generally made from fruits, flower petals, or herbs. These easy to make sharbats will delight your family and keep you feeling energised this summer:





1. Kokum Ka Sharbat

Kokum sharbat is a delicious, mood uplifting drink. Here is a kokum sharbat recipe:

Ingredients




  • Kokum – 12-15 pieces
  • Chilled water – 2 glasses
  • Sugar- ½ cup
  • Jeera– As per taste
  • Room temperature water
  • Ice cubes

Servings

  • Serves 6

How to Make





  • Soak kokum for about 2 hours in ½ a cup of water.
  • Mix in sugar and jeera and bring to a boil.
  • Cook it for approximately 6 minutes.
  • Cool and mash completely.
  • Strain this mix to form a thick syrup.
  • Using the syrup, mix with chilled water and add ice cubes.
  • Serve chilled.

2. Gulab Ka Sharbat

This is how to make rose sharbat:

Ingredients




  • Gulkand– ½ teaspoon
  • Rose syrup- 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar- 1 teaspoon
  • Black salt -1 pinch
  • Chilled water- 4 glasses

Servings

  • Serves 6

How to Make





  • Mix the gulkand with sugar.
  • Once it has blended, add the water and the rose syrup and mix well.
  • Stir in the black salt.
  • Decorate with fresh rose petals if available and serve while cold.

3. Pudina Sharbat

Pudina has a cooling effect on the system. Here is a pudina sharbat recipe:

Ingredients




  • Fresh mint leaves- 1 bunch
  • Water- 5 cups
  • Sugar- ½ cup
  • Lemon juice– 1 teaspoon

Servings

  • Serves 6

How to Make





  • Boil 3 cups of water for about 5 or 7 minutes mint leaves in it .
  • Let it cool once off the flame.
  • With the other 2 cups of water, boil the sugar until it dissolves.
  • Cool this as well.
  • Strain the pudina water and add the sugar water. Mix in the lemon juice.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for a while before serving.

pudina sharbat

4. Bel Ka Sharbat

The bel ka sharbat recipe is an easy to make one and is very delicious.

Ingredients




  • Wood apple/ bel– 500 grams
  • Water- 1 litre
  • Roasted cumin- ½ teaspoon
  • Black salt- ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar- 6 teaspoons
  • Ice cubes

Servings

  • Serves 6

How to Make





  • Crush the fruit and extract the pulp into a vessel.
  • Add water to it and mash thoroughly with your hand.
  • Sieve the liquid into a jug.
  • Mix in the sugar, salt, and the roasted cumin.
  • Add ice cubes and serve chilled.

5. Lemon Sharbat

Chilled lemon water is an energiser during the summer and works as a re-mineraliser for the body instantly. This is our easy nimbu sharbat recipe:

Ingredients




  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 6 coriander seeds properly crushed
  • 3 saffron threads powdered with your mortar and pestle
  • 2 large fresh lemons

Servings

  • Serves 6

How to Make


  • Boil the coriander seeds, water, and sugar for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and cool.
  • Mix the saffron powder in 1 tablespoon of hot water. Keep it aside.
  • Squeeze the lemons and extract the juice into a vessel.
  • Strain coriander seed out and mix sugar water with saffron.
  • Chill the concoction well before serving.

6. Badam Sharbat

Our delicious and easy to make badam sharbat recipe is mentioned here:

Ingredients

  • Almonds– 1 cup
  • Sugar- 4 cups
  • Water-2 cups
  • Cardamom powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Saffron- 2 or 3 strands

Servings

  • 40 servings

How to Make


  • Soak and peel almonds.
  • Grind to a fine paste.
  • In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil.
  • Cool sufficiently and sieve it to get a smooth liquid.
  • Grind the leftover paste again and mix in with the liquid.
  • Cool well and bottle for future use.
  • Mix the syrup with chilled water or milk to make the sharbat.

badam sharbat

7. Kachi Keri/ Aam Sharbat

This delightful mango sharbat recipe is made from raw mangoes. It is extremely beneficial for health as it cools the body down immediately.

Ingredients

  • Raw mango- 500 grams
  • Sugar- 400 grams
  • Lemon juice- ½ tablespoon

Servings

  • Serves 15

How to Make


  • Clean and pressure cook the mangoes.
  • Cool and peel the skin off.
  • Extract the mango pulp and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Boil water and sugar together.
  • Switch off flame and add the lemon juice.
  • Add the mango pulp and mix well.
  • Store it in the refrigerator.
  • To make the drink, mix 5 tablespoons of syrup with milk.

8. Chandan Ka Sharbat

This is an ultra-cooling drink made from sandalwood paste.

Ingredients

  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Water-3 litre
  • Sandalwood powder- 10 grams tied into a muslin cloth/ potli
  • Milk– 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice -2 tablespoons

Servings

  • Serves 10

How to Make


  • Mix sugar and water and heat without boiling. Once sugar dissolves add milk and bring to boil.
  • Skim the scum of and boil by adding lemon juice.
  • Bring it to single-thread consistency and remove from flame.
  • Drop the sandalwood potli inside and keep it overnight.
  • Strain it and store in the refrigerator.
  • Mix with chilled milk or water to serve.

9. Variyali Sharbat

This Gujrati sharbat is sweet and delicious.

Ingredients

  • Fennel seeds- Powdered ¼ cup
  • Honey– 2 tablespoons
  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • Crushed clove- 1

Servings

  • Serves 2

How to Make

  • Soak fennel seeds and clove in water overnight.
  • Strain the liquid and add honey.
  • Serve with ice.

variyali sharbat

10. Ice Apple Sharbat

This is a drink made with nongu which is famous in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Ingredients

  • 6 nongu-peeled and made into bits
  • Milk-2 cups
  • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom powder- ½ teaspoon

Servings

  • Serves 2

How to Make

  • Boil milk and reduce to ¾ of original amount.
  • Add the sugar and elaichi powder and simmer for a bit.
  • Mix in the crushed nongu after the milk cools down.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled.

11. Meetha Sattu Sharbat

This famous Bihari drink gives you an energy boost immediately.

Ingredients

  • Sattu powder (fried gram flour)- 3 tablespoons
  • Water- 500 ml
  • Jaggery- 4 tablespoons, powdered

Servings

  • Serves 2

How to Make

  • Mix the sattu powder in water.
  • Add jaggery and mix well.
  • Chill and drink.

Keeping yourself hydrated during the summer is very important. Heat waves can cause internal issues in your body and may lead to a stroke. Try out these simple recipes and never run out of fun drinks this summer.

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