“Bolo” with lots of mint
In summer, a drink called “Bolo” is often sold in Syria against the heat. It consists mainly of fresh lemon juice and lots of mint. Then add water, ice cubes and sugar as you like and mix everything in a blender. The green drink tastes very good and gives fresh energy in the heat.
Help for stressed skin
When we spend too long in the sun, we easily get sunburnt. For the skin stressed by heat, there is a traditional recipe in Syria. It involves mixing yogurt with cornstarch to make a creamy mixture. Then rose water added. The mixture is applied to the skin for about 15 minutes and then rinsed with cold water. The cream moisturizes the skin, helping it to protect itself against the effects of the sun.
Syrisches Erfrischugsgetränk. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Brigitte Gisel.