One more summer drink I have for you is this watermelon rose sharbat. With just three ingredients, and hardly a few minutes, a super refreshing and delicious watermelon rose sharbat can be prepared. This watermelon rose sharbat is one of the perfect coolers that you need this summer.
Sharbat- A brief history
Sharbat is basically a syrup made of fruits or flowers that is further diluted as required and served as a drink (non-alcoholic). It is known that the name ‘Sharbat’ comes from the Persian language which in turn is from Arabic. Sharbats are very popular in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Turkey. Sources say that ‘sharbat/sherbet’ basically originated when there were lesser means of preserving and transporting fresh fruits until the 20th century. As refrigeration was not a very feasible option, fruits were thus stored either in the dried form or reduced to a liquid essence in the form of syrup. (Source: Wikipedia)
Watermelon is such a great fruit with varied health benefits. The most important being that it is perfect for summer, as it keeps your body hydrated. To talk about rose syrup, it is rich antioxidants, helps to treat anemia, skin disorders, and a good coolant, to name a few. And I’m sure most of us ladies are very much familiar with rose water and its benefits. It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, treats skin related issues, cleans up the pores and helps reduce stress, to name a few. (Sources: Benefits of rose water, Benefits of rose syrup).
So, these three amazingly beneficial ingredients are put together to create a super simple and refreshing summer drink just perfect for you and your family. I am sure everybody in your family will enjoy this sharbat as much as we all did.
I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed preparing it and writing it down for you all. I would love to hear your feedbacks on this. When you try it, kindly post your valuable comments below or share it with me personally on Instagram / Facebook, or post it with due courtesy. You may also pin it on Pinterest.
Other summer recipes that you might be interested in:
Mavinakayi Gojju | Raw Mango Curry
So, let us quickly see this extremely easy recipe of this perfect summer drink, watermelon rose sharbat. Shall we?
Watermelon Rose Sharbat | Watermelon Rose Cooler
- 3 cups watermelon cubes - , deseeded
- 3 to 4 tbsps rose syrup - , or as required
- 2 tsps rose water
- 1/2 cup water
- ice cubes - , as required
- Blend the watermelon cubes well with some cold water until smooth. Using a strainer, strain the juice to remove the pulp.
- Add rose syrup, rose water and stir well. Check for taste and add more rose syrup if required.
- Pour the juice to serving glasses along with ice cubes. Serve chilled immediately and enjoy.
- Adjust the quantity of rose syrup and rose water as required.
- As rose syrup already has sugar, there is no need to add more. But, you can add if required.