With the flaming sun and markets percolating with lawn collections in every city of Pakistan, summers have set in. Time flies and before we knew it, June is right here. It started in March when spring subsided before it could officially depart. Summer in Pakistan comes with scorching sun, excessive load-shedding, ice cream, eternal love for mangoes, a lot of complaints about how hard and tough summer is and of course desi drinks!
However, the only way to get rid of it without any excessive expense is our “desi drinks”. And this is why our local vendors are out in full force despite of the scorching beams of the sun to help us try and beat the heat. Nowadays big restaurants and hotels also offer some of these refreshing summer coolers in their menu.
From lassi to sattu, from sakanjbeen to doodh soda, Tripkar brings you the list of top summer desi drinks, so take your pick and just chill!
Lassi, a yogurt based drink, is the trademark of Punjab. A glass of lassi sweet or saltish is the best refresher ever. It is also considered one of the typical characteristics of Pakistan and one of the iconic drink’s of the country, which everyone loves to drink.
Sattu is made by mixing pre-soaked dry roasted barley grains grounded into course powder, with water. Some people use brown sugar others use regular sugar to prepare this cooling drink. Sattu basically originated from Punjab, but now it is popular in almost every region of Pakistan and people love to drink sattu, especially in the hot weather.
The drink made of lemon juice, sugar and pinch of salt in ice cold water is known as Sakanjabeen, which knows how to play with your taste buds and make you feel refreshed in the scorching beams. It is the ultimate refresher used not only in Pakistan but almost in half of the countries of the world.
Almonds, poppy seeds and from the seeds of Sunflower, pumpkin, watermelon and cantaloupe are ground with hands and then blended with sugar into water to make Sardai to help you revitalize on the hottest days of summer.
Rooh Afza, the most favourite drink of every Pakistani, is an instant remedy for the hot summer wind of Pakistan. Pour directly in ice cold water and add some lemon juice to make a perfect refreshing Rooh Afza that will leave you licking your lips and pinning for more.
Imli and Aloo Bukhary ka Sharbat
A cool and soothing drink for hot summer days, made by mixing tamarind, plum pulp, black salt and sugar. There is nothing quite like it to snuff out your thirst in the sizzling heat of summer. Selling this drink is the most popular business in summers and you see stalls loaded almost on every road surrounded by people trying to refresh themselves with a glass of it.
Falsay Ka Sharbat
Faslay ka sharbat is a tremendous thirst puncher; refresher and incredibly cool desi drink to chill it out with. Stalls loaded with fresh drinks are seen almost on every road appealing everyone to have a glass of this drink and revitalize.
Gannay ka Juice
Gannay ka Juice is one of the popular desi drinks of the people of Pakistan. Specially in summer you see everywhere stalls loaded with sugar cane and crowded with people waiting for their turn to get their most desired drink to reduce the effects of heat and to feel refreshed and energetic.
So, go grab your glass of refreshing drink and beat the heat of this summer like a boss!