Ayran Boza and Sahlep
If you want to try a typical drink of Turkey, you should
ask for "ayran", "sahlep" or "boza" in coffee shops
or tea gardens. These three drinks are not alcoholic and they can
be found in different seasons of the year:
The ayran is made of a mixture of water, yogurt and salt. Usually
the ayran is drunk more in the summer because it is a cold drink.
But the Turks also drink ayran in the winter. Ayran is white
and its consistence is creamy. This drink is very healthy and
can be drunk by the meal.
If you want to try ayran, do it yourself ! Mix 100 ml of plain cold yogurt with 100 ml of cold water and a coffee tablespoon of salt. Mix it with the blender. Bon appetit!
Turkish drink Ayran
The boza is a typical Turkish drink made by triturated chickpea,
some cinnamon and sugar. This drink is creamy, yellowish color
and usually drank in winter. In summer it is almost impossible
to find boza. Boza is sold by street sellers in the winter nights.
The salespersons walk through the streets screaming boooozaaaa.
Boza sale is a tradition in Turkey. Boza is drunk separately
and you should not drink it during your meal.
Sahlep is another typical turkish drink. It is a mixture of a
special powder called sahlep that is sold in the supermarkets
and milk. Before serving they spread cinnamon over it making the
drink more attractive. The powder of Sahlep is made with a mixture
of different spices, and its flavor is unic. Sahlep is hot creamy
drink, drank in coffee shops and tea gardens in winter all around
Turkey. Usually it is drunk alone, but if the person wants to
eat something, a pie or cake would be a good idea. Sahlep is a
traditional drink and it was also served at that time of the Ottoman
Buy the original turkish
drink Sahlep from Turkey