Watermelon Sharbat

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By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

  • About

Sharbat is a soft drink with Persian origins and will quench your thirst. There is sweetness and flavour from the fruit juice, a little salt and sugar for rehydration, all lengthened nicely with soda water. A first-class summer refresher.


  • A small pinch of flaky sea salt
  • 25 ml lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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  1. Crumble the salt into a tall glass, add the lime juice and let it sit for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the sugar syrup and watermelon purée.
  3. Take the mint sprig, lay it across one palm and give it a short, sharp smack with your other hand. The brief pressure and heat from your hands will bring out the oils. Add to the glass.
  4. Add as much ice as you can fi