That pink drink at Sikh festivals?

#1 Sep 8th, 2015, 10:29
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Okay so you're going along the road, and some eager and friendly guys force you to stop and have a bit of snack and some pink drink. The snack is fine, but what the heck is that pink drink? Sweeter than anything should be, with a slight nasty edge. I assume that it must be traditional to serve it at Sikh festivals, because otherwise they'd serve something that people choose to drink in their daily lives or special occasions.

I love the enthusiasm and friendliness of a festival that stops passersby and plies them with refreshments.
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#2 Sep 8th, 2015, 10:40
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Sharbat (sweet drink) is prepared by mixing Rose sharbat or Rooh Afza, milk, sugar in water and ice on the occasion of Guru Arjun Sahib Ji's Shaaheedi Gurpurab. Hence, pink color.

It is served to the public in remembrance of Guruji who was made to sit on a Tataa Tawaa (hot plate) and burning sand being poured over him.

This sacrifice was for humanity. And on this day Sikhs serve chilled Sharbat to the public.
#3 Sep 8th, 2015, 10:41
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Chabeel which should technically be the name of the act of organizing a refreshing drink service but appears to have been extended to the drink itself. Article here.
#4 Sep 8th, 2015, 10:42
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xx cross posted xx


#5 Sep 8th, 2015, 10:45
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That pink drink is a mixture of Roohafja ( ), milk, Water and sugar.

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