– by Sanzeeta
Category: Juice especially taken as refreshening drink during the dry hot summers.
Country of Origin: It is a traditional drink in India and all time favorite during hot summers and any time of the day.
Glassware: Glasses which you prefer to be proud off, or else any juice glass would do, although the gur ka sharbat glistens in plain old fashioned table glasses retro/vintage glasses could do fine
Glasses for enjoying Gur ki sharbat
What chacha has to say on the gur ki sharbat, he sells in Chandni Chowk
Chacha sells refreshing gur ki sharbat in a corner of a lane in Chandni Chowk. He says “Place the gur (jaggery) on the bottom of a tumbler. Pour enough water, so much till you feel a right consistency is reached when the gur is dissolved. Then fill in the tumbler with large ices cubes. Stir thoroughly to check the colour consistency. It must give a pleasing colour!”
Writer’s experience with Gur ki Sharbat
- The brownish colour texture makes the juice attractive and soothing to eyes. Refreshing at the first sight!
- The chill smoothening effect of the first gulp invites you to indulge in more.
- Best time to quench thirst with gur ki sharbat is anytime.
Recipe: Take ½ cup grated jaggery, 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, 2 cups of medium sized cups full of chill water. Put the jaggery in the water, dissolve properly by stirring and strain in another tumbler. Mix the fresh lime juice and pour water if needed or add crushed ices into the ingredients. Mix and pour in a glass. Decorate with some mint leaves and sip.