Cookbook:Cherbet Meliana

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cherbet Meliana
Category Beverage recipes
Time 10 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Beverages | Cuisine of Algeria

Cherbet Meliana (شربات مليانة) is a refreshing Algerian drink. As the name indicates it, the drink originates from Meliana, a town located in Aïn Defla Province, northwestern Algeria, where it is considered a traditional drink. The consumption of the drink has considerably ceased due to the decrease of production of cherries in the region.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 1kg of sugar cubes
  • 1 glass of warm water
  • 1 glass of pressed cherry juice
  • 1 tsp of broken fruit pits

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Mix sugar cubes with warm water. Add pressed cherry juice and broken fruit pits.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat while skimming until the syrup drips into a thin stream.
  3. Remove from heat and strain. Bottle. Serve with sparkling or still water.

Variations[edit | edit source]

  • This beverage can also be prepared with lemon, grape or pomegranate juice.