Zirinc şərbəti - Barberry sherbet

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Barberry sherbet
Barberry sherbet is a traditional Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət), a refreshing, cooling drink with a fruity tang.
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 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours
Serves: 4-5



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