If you ask any of my friends, what my favorite drink is they may tell you red-bull or beer! Shock, horror, surprise, it is infact Ayran. This is a Turkish drink that is consumed by millions of Turks every day.
Don’t be surprised if you are suffering from an upset stomach and a Turkish person offers you Ayran as it is a great way of calming down a poorly tummy. What do I like so much about Ayran? Well, it is simply a great thirst quencher that taste good.
My favorite time for drinking it is, lunchtime. If you want to be really Turkish, then simply head to a kebab shop at lunchtime and ordered kebab and Ayran. If you are not in Turkey, then you can make it yourself at home by simply mixing yogurt, water and salt in amounts to suit your taste buds.
How To Make Ayran
Take a blender, add water, yogurt and salt to the blender. Whizz it around for 30 to 45 seconds and then pour it into glasses. If needed you can serve it with ice cubes or a leave of mint. At this point, I also have to tell you about the number one mistake when it comes to holiday makers and Ayran.
A Common Mistake
Holiday makers booking self catering apartments will head off to the supermarket, buy Ayran instead of milk and try to add it to their morning cup of coffee. Well, it is the same color so it is an easy mistake to make but salty coffee or tea is not nice.
For future reference, milk in Turkey is called Sut.
In the meantime, enjoy a nice refreshing glass of Ayran.
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