Nanəli şərbət - Mint sherbet

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Mint sherbet
Mint sherbet is a traditional form of the Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət), a refreshing, cooling drink made from fruit, sugar and water.
The word sherbet comes from the Persian sharbat, itself an adaptation of the Arabic for drink, sharab. Sherbet entered the English language as sorbet, which is now more of an iced dessert or palate cleanser than a drink. British readers of a certain age will remember the sherbet fountain, a fizzy powder sold in a cardboard tube with a piece of liquorice to suck it through. This is a distant relative of Azerbaijani sherbet, as the powder was originally intended to be mixed with water to create a drink.

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 3 to 4 hours
Serves: 4-5



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