Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Nannari Sarbath

Nannari sarbath is one of the best refreshing and popular drink. Though it can be had anytime if the year, it is so refreshing to have it in a hot day. Soaked basil seeds can also be added.

This is a satisfying summer drink. The roots of the plant nannari or sarasaparilla are used to make a syrup and this is readily available in all Indian grocery stores. Once you have the syrup, it is easy to make. Add lime juice, water, and ice. Very simple but very refreshing.

This juice has particularly has so many memories. Not only for me but for many people in the south. This drink will be sold in many shops and restaurants. Just stop in one of the shop and enjoy your drink. When we wait for bus at the bus stand, many times we have had this drink with family and friends. During summer, all our friends made and enjoyed whenever we met it sometimes we enjoy together when we go out. Sometimes people order with soda instead of water. In both the ways it is delicious.

This is my second post for this week sharing recipes for Summer Coolers for Srivalli’s Blogging Marathon. 

Here are a few links for refreshing summer drinks from the blog.

Watermelon Refresher

Jamun/Black Plum & Coconut Water Cooler

Avocado Smoothie

Berry Lassi

Guava Pineapple Passion Fruit Smoothie 

Sangupushpam Lemonade /Pea Flower Lemonade /Color Changing Lemonade

Cocoa Chia Coconut Smoothie  


Nannari/sarasaptilla syrup - 1/2 cup

Water - 1.5 cups

Lime juice - 4 tbsp

Ice cubes


Squeeze the lime juice. Add water and nannari syrup to it. Mix.

Fill the glasses with 1/4 cup cubes. Add the juice and serve. Soaked basil seeds can be added too.

Serve immediately.


  1. Yes you are right, we do have so many fond memories associated with this drink and your glasses remind me to make it again..very lovely clicks.

  2. I have read so much about this sharbat that I'm getting desperate to taste it now. Sadly it is not available here. will have to order online.

    1. Please try and you will love it. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I had this in Pondicherry when we went during the BM meet. Loved it then wish I can buy it now.

    1. Wow! that's nice to hear! Thanks, Archana!

  4. I have recently tasted this sharbath and found it very refreshing. I shall add sabja seeds next time.

  5. I make it exactly the same way and we never miss this during Summer. so refreshing and perfect coolant for summer