Seems summer is getting very hot in Kerala this time. Its hard to adapt with the high temperatures even at the small village of mine. Drinks like Sambaram (Butter milk), lemonades and juices will help to stay healthy and cool in this climate.
Here is a recipe of a drink popular in Kerala since last summer, Kulukki sarbath or the shaken lemonade. Word “Kulukki” in Malayalam means “Shaken” and “Sarbath” means juice.
The youngsters in Kerala are now going gaga over this juice. Though this Kulukki sarbath is believed to have its origin from Kozhikode (North Kerala), it was made famous in Kerala by a street vendor called Shaji ( Shajikka as the locals call him passionately) . There is also a facebook page for Kulukki Sarabath started by Shajikka’s fans. You can learn more about Kulukki sarbath from this blog. At Rs7/ glass, youngsters consider it a steal and many prefer it because it is a natural product without any artificial additives.
This is an easy to prepare drink. Every ingredients is put into a tall glass and then it is covered with another glass and is shaken in a cocktail style and served.
I have also noticed some variants of Kulukki, by adding chopped pineapple pieces, kaskas etc…
Photo courtesy : Kulukki sarbath blog at lifeisonebigblast.