Lemon Barley Drink

    45 mins

    My mum used to make this for us when we had a sore throat. The warm drink would coat our throats and make soothe it. It is a wonderful drink anytime too!


    Central Region, Singapore
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    Serves: 4 

    • 100g pearl barley
    • 500ml water
    • 200g rock sugar
    • 1 large lemon, juiced

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Rinse the barley to get rid of grit and stones. In a large pot, boil the barley with the water and rock sugar.
    2. Simmer for about 30 minutes until the barley is soft and has expanded to about twice its size. You can strain the barley or use a spoon to eat it together with the liquid. Add the lemon juice.
    3. Serve hot or add ice cubes to serve on a hot, sunny day.

    Make ahead

    It keeps in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

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