Cookbook:Algerian Lemonade

Algerian Lemonade
Category Beverage recipes
Time 20 minutes

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Beverages | Cuisine of Algeria

Algerian Lemonade (شربات, Lemon Cherbet) is a refreshing Algerian drink. The drink's name differs depending on the various names for lemon throughout Algeria (Cherbet Elkarass, Cherbet Lim, Cherbet Laymoun), it is generally called Cherbet or Citronnade Algérienne and it usually served during Ramadan in Algeria.


  • 5 to 6 lemons
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 4 tbsp of orange blossom water
  • 150g of sugar
  • 1,5l of water
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Mint (optional)
  • Slices of lemon (optional)


  1. Zest one lemon, stop before reaching the white part of the lemon and reserve for later.
  2. Slice one lemon and reserve for later.
  3. Press the rest of the lemons to obtain lemon juice and reserve for later.
  4. Pour half a liter of water into a saucepan, add the lemon slices and let it to boil on medium heat. Turn off the heat and let it cool down completely.
  5. In a jug, add water, lemon zest, orange blossom water, milk, lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Add your mix into a clean bottle, add the remaining water and cooled down lemon juice from the saucepan. Close the bottle and shake well.
  7. Transfer the drink to a pitcher and let it cool in the fridge.


  • Vanilla extract is added to Boufarik's version of Cherbet.