wHB #247 -Röstadricka – Lemon Barley drink

I found this recipe in one of my old swedish cookbooks
what intrigued me was the use of Barley.
why use barley? and what taste could possibly barley add?
I made some zapping on the web and I found out
that this Barley water was an ancient home remedy,
 that was supposed to clear up the complexion
 and stop the formation of wrinkles.
and more:
Lemon Barley water is an old fashioned tonic 
that was given to the weak as an alternative 
source of nourishment.

I had to try!!


Röstadricka – Lemon Barley Drink

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you need:
2 1/2 – 3 lemons
2 1/2 L water
1 – 1/2 dl sugar (almost 3/4 of a cup)
0,75gr of Barley corn 

wash the Barley under running cold water,
until the water is clear.

röstadricka - lemon barley water2

boil the water
add the sugar, peel and juice of the lemons
add the Barley and stir.
let cool completely and then filter.

serve cold.
it conserves in the fridge for 3-4 days.
but it is best fresh made.

it is good!!!!

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if you want it sparkling
exchange the Barley with the
same quantity of grains.
leave the filtered juice two days in a cool place
(not the fridge)
and you will find it sparkling
will conserve in the fridge for an other 2 days.

the weather is so unpredictable on our
charming lake..
it is raining, storming and now hot again.
dark clouds from north 15 august 2010

it is truly beautiful!
spots of light 15 august 2010

ferragosto  2010

I send this to Marija from Palachinka 
hosting this week’s herbal blogging.
thank you Marija for hosting!!

thank’s to Kalyn  who created this great event and
thank’s to Haalo who now managing it all 🙂

2 thoughts on “wHB #247 -Röstadricka – Lemon Barley drink

  1. Pingback: Röstadricka – Bibita d’Orzo e limone – Lemon Barley drink (it) | briggishome

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