The History and Evolution of Sharbats: From Ancient Times to Modern

The History and Evolution of Sharbats: From Ancient Times to Modern


Have you ever sipped a sweet, icy-cold drink on a scorching summer day and felt your worries melt away? If so, chances are you've tasted a sharbat! These refreshing and flavourful summer drinks have been enjoyed for centuries across various cultures, and they continue to be a popular drink choice today. In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through history to explore the origins and development of sharbats. 

The Origins of Sharbats

The origin of shabats dates back to ancient civilizations, where they were used for their taste and medicinal properties. In early times, sharbats were made from various ingredients, such as fruits, flowers, and herbs. The recipes varied depending on the region, but they were all made using a similar method of extracting the essence of the ingredients and combining it with sugar and water. 

Sharbats were popular in many ancient civilizations, including Persia, Egypt, and India. In Persia, sharbats were often used as summer drinks to help cool down during hot summers. Egyptians also used sharbats for their cooling properties. In India, sharbats were used for both their taste and medicinal properties.

Sharbats in the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, sharbats continued to spread across different cultures, and their use evolved beyond just refreshments. Sharbats became an important part of medicinal practices during this time, and new ingredients and flavour combinations were introduced to create different flavours and health benefits. Some new ingredients included saffron, sandalwood, and basil, which added unique flavours and aromas to the sharbats and made them perfect for summer drinks. New flavour combinations were also created by mixing different fruit and herb juices.

Sharbats were spread across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe during the Middle Ages, and each region developed its unique variations.

Summer Drinks - Sharbats in Modern Times

Sharbats continue to be a popular summer drinks choices in modern times, enjoyed by people in various regions of the world. They play a significant role in cultural and religious celebrations and have evolved with modern twists on classic sharbat flavours.

In modern times, sharbats are enjoyed not only for their refreshing taste but also for their cultural significance. For example, in India, sharbats are often served during weddings and other religious ceremonies, while in the Middle East, they are commonly served during Ramadan to break the fast.

Sharbats  as summer drinks have also evolved with modern twists on classic flavours. New ingredients and flavour combinations have been introduced, and modern methods of preparation have been adopted to create a wider variety of flavours and textures. 


As we've explored, sharbats have a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries and cultures. From their ancient origins to modern-day popularity, these sweet and refreshing summer drinks have stood the test of time. Whether you prefer classic flavours like rose or get adventurous with new ingredients and combinations, there's a sharbat for everyone.

Have you tried the Mittal Organics range yet? Their Ruh E Khus, Ruh E Paan, and Ruh E Gulab sharbats are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day while enjoying natural and high-quality ingredients. So why not give them a try and experience the taste of tradition with a modern twist?

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