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Turkish / Ottoman Sherbet Fruit Drink

Turkish Sherbet or as we call it in Turkey “Ottoman Sherbet” is a natural homemade drink made with fruits like plums, cherries, and spices. It is a very refreshing and intense flavored drink.

You can experiment with a different mix of fruits too. Since I had grapes at hand I used some for this one. Sherbets (drinks) have a very important role in Ottoman cuisine. In the modern days of Turkey, it is most popular in the month of Ramadan, but nowadays Ottoman Sherbet begin to get more attention in other times too 🙂

Ingredients For Turkish Sherbet:

  • 500 gr. cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 500 gr. plums or a mix of plum and dark grapes (I used 300gr. plums and 200 gr. grapes)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves a
  • slice of lemon
  • 1 liter of water + 1-liter cold water
Ingredients for Ottoman Sherbet drink
Ottoman Sherbet

ınstructions:

  1. In a medium-size pan add the fruits, water, cinnamon stick, and cloves
  2. Bring it to a boil and continue to cook on low medium heat for about 30 minutes
  3. With a skimmer drain and take out the fruit into a colander.
  4. Add the sugar into the fruit water along with slice of lemon and continue to cook until sugar dissolve for about 5 more minutes on low heat
  5. The remaining pulp of the fruits will still have some juice left. So drain that valuable juice as much as you can, helping by pressing with a back of a wooden spoon and add the juice back to the pan.
  6. Turn off the heat and pour the sherbet into a pitcher and let it completely cool down.
  7. Add the sherbet to the refrigerator and chill completely. It will be concentrated so when serving you can add more cold water and ice cubes. Usually, it gets about 1+1/2 liter more water but you can just taste and adjust the amount as you wish and Afiyet Olsun!

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Ottoman sherbet serving

Ottoman Sherbet Drink

Turkish Sherbet or as we call it in Turkey “Ottoman Sherbet” is a natural homemade drink made with fruits like plums, cherries, and spices. It is a very refreshing and intense flavored drink. You can experiment with a different mix of fruits too. Since I had grapes at hand I used some for this one. Sherbets (drinks) have a very important role in Ottoman cuisine. In the modern days of Turkey, it is most popular in the month of Ramadan, but nowadays begin to get more attention in other times too 🙂
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Middle east, ottoman, Turkish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Ingredients For Turkish Sherbet:

  • 500 gr. cherries fresh or frozen 500 gr. plums or a mix of plum and dark grapes (I used 300gr. plums and 200 gr. grapes)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • a slice of lemon
  • 1 liter of water + 1-liter cold water

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-size pan add the fruits, water, cinnamon stick, and clovesBring it to a boil and continue to cook on low medium heat for about 30 minutes
  • With a skimmer drain and take out the fruit into a colander. Add the sugar into the fruit water along with slice of lemon and continue to cook until sugar dissolve for about 5 more minutes on low heat
  • The remaining pulp of the fruits will still have some juice left. So drain that valuable juice as much as you can, helping by pressing with a back of a wooden spoon and add the juice back to the pan.
  • Turn off the heat and pour the sherbet into a pitcher and let it completely cool down.
  • Add the sherbet to the refrigerator and chill completely. It will be concentrated so when serving you can add more cold water and ice cubes. Usually, it gets about 1+1/2 liter more water but you can just taste and adjust the amount as you wish and Afiyet Olsun!

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4 Comments

  1. My sisters and I have been watching a dramatization of the Ottoman Empire, called magnificent century,
    and they’re always talking about foods and drinks like this… so finally I looked it up and here I am…
    looks good!

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