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Gulab sherbet
(Rose-flavored cold drink)

Preparation and cooking time: 20 min
23/4 cups (550 g) sugar
5 cups (1.2 l) water
1 tablespoon rose-water
1 teaspoon red food coloring
iced water and crushed ice mint leaves

Make a syrup by cooking the sugar and water in a saucepan over gentle heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool. Then add the rose-water and food coloring.

Just before serving put 2 tablespoons of syrup in each glass and fill up with iced water and crushed ice. The amount of syrup can be increased or decreased according to taste.