Full Jar Soda – the drink that has taken Kerala by storm
During Eid-ul-Fitr season, lot of people flock street-food and cool drinks shops after breaking their fast in the evenings.
It’s a common practice for people to go to roadside shops and enjoy a plate or glass full of thier favourite food or drink. Kulukki sarbath, Ice Orathi, Egg Masala, Egg-Green Peas are all popular dishes, especially among youngsters.
This season, the star of the evening is Full Jar Soda. Although the name is different, the delicious drink is a cousin of the famous Kulukki Sarbath. The ingredients are more or less the same but the way its mixed together is what makes Full Jar Soda stand out.
The drink has taken Kerala by storm with people waiting in serpentine ques for hours have a taste. Most of the people are also posting pictures and videos of themselves enjoying drink.
The Full Jar Soda is prepared using mint leaves, ginger, Kanthari Mulaku (Birds Eye chilli), cuscus, cinnamon, lemon juice, Nannari/Naruneendi (Indian sarsaparilla), honey, salt and sugar.
The ingredients are crushed together and the juice is poured into a small glass. Then the glass is dropped into a larger glass filled with soda. THe spicy drink packs a sweet punch. Most of the shopkeepers encouraged thier customers to drink Full Jar Soda in one sip.