Baku

5 Must-try Traditional Drinks

20 May 2019

Black tea

This is the most common type of tea in Azerbaijan, where tea is highly appreciated in general. Some even consider the black teato be the national drink of Azerbaijan. It's served with lemon, honey, sugar and different small snacks, mainly after a meal, to improve digestion.

Sherbet

Sherbet is the second most common thing t drink in Azerbaijan after a fine cup of tea. It's made of herb water with saffron, mint, and basil, to which some fruits, berries, lemons, and sugar are added. This drink is served cold, and it's very refreshing in the hot summer months.

Compote

Compote is very common not only in Azerbaijan but also in many former Soviet countries. It's a mixture of sugar and boiled fruits. It could be freshly boiled or conservated, and some modern versions of it include figs and different natural syrups instead of sugar.

Ayran

This is also a refreshing drink, which is often served cool in the hot days or as a complement to dough and meat dishes to enrich their taste. It's a quite simple mixture of yogurt, water, and salt, but we all know that simplicity is perfection.

Buza

Buza is a fermented drink, made of fermented cereals - mainly wheat, but also rye and others can be used. The drink is spiced with milk or honey. It has a very sweet and a bit sour taste.

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