Ayran

Refreshing yogurt drink

Ayran

Made out of yogurt and water, ayran is the simplest drink you can prepare yourself besides, well, pouring yourself a glass water. Put some salt in it and you have in your hand a combination of the best cure for a hangover, a hot summer weather relief drink, a thirst quencher, and a nutritious smoothie. You can't prepare it with regular yogurt though - you have to use genuine Bulgarian yogurt, otherwise you risk ruining you taste buds for the day. Drink it with a large piece of banitsa.

Ingredients

4 cups yoghurt
2 cups water
Pinch of salt

Preparation

Mix, cool, drink, ahhhhh - refreshing.

About Ayran

Ayran or airan is a yogurt drink, very popular in Bulgaria and many other countries in the Balkan region and further east. In general, it is a mixture of yogurt, water and salt. It have originated as a way of preserving yogurt by adding salt. If you want to add some twist to it, you can try it with some finely chopped mint leaves mixed into the ayran.

Bulgarian: айран / айрян

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