National drink in Turkey, Ayran is a yogurt drink composed of one third fresh yogurt and two thirds salt water. Yogurt may be from cow, sheep or goat milk. Ayran's flavour suits spicy meals, also cool as an aperitif with pistachios.
Creamy turkish drink obtained by delaying cereals in water. Sold in Bozahane shops or by street salesmen, this drink symbolizes conviviality. It's the beverage of winter familial evenings. Boza is known in the whole ancient ottoman empire area. Boza can also be tasted chilled powdered with cinnamon and accompanied with roasted chickpeas.
refreshing and natural drink obtained from the freshly squeezed fruit.
ada çayi, meaning island's tea
Infusion with the thousand virtues : aphrodisiac, relieves painful menstruation, facilitate childbirth, reduce hot flashs of menopause... see www.dogadan.fr
Spicy juice of an intermediary vegetable between beet and turnip. Salgam is a particular specie of rutabaga looking like a purple carot. Salgam suyu (salgam juice) contains also cracked wheat, levain, garlic, carot juice and yeast. Its particular taste, sour spicy and salted, suits very well with vegetable dishes. Street salesmen sell it generaly in large goblets, but you can also find some supermarket brands : Özkan, Doganay...
Wild rose (juice)
Sweet drink traditionally drunk at Gümüshane for which a festival is granted each summer. Very rich in Vitamin C (more than lemon).
Drink prepared with flour of orchid's tuber, milk and cinnamon. This delicious hot drink is traditionally drunk during winter in sandstone cups. The root is rarely used in the current recipes, due to the scarcity of the plant (which grows only in Turkey mountains). So, the current recipe use rice flour, wheat starch, milk, sugar and cinnamon. Wikipedia and see gouterlemonde.blogspot.fr