Licorice or liquorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra is an herbaceous perennial plant which grows in Mediterranean countries from Anatolia to Spain. The plants grow to 50-120 cm and have bluish purple flowers.
Licorice plants are widespread in Syria, particularly in Al-Raqqa governorate. Syrian licorice is considered one of the best in the world and is referred to as Euphrates licorice.
Today’s recipe is about Sharab E’riq Sous (Licorice drink) which is one of the most important drinks in Ramadan, the licorice drink is produced by moistening the roots. Afterward, they are wrapped in cloth and soaked slowly with water.
The licorice drink vendor walks around old market places and allies, wearing his traditional outfit and carrying the drink in a container on his back.
Confession: I don’t drink Sharab E’riq Sous because I don’t like it, but all my family members love it so much, so give it a try if you find the roots.
Let’s make Sharab E’riq Sous: