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Lemon barley drink

Lemon Barley Drink

Lemon barley drink (柠檬薏米水) is another super-easy, refreshing drink that is perfect for the hot summer weather. The barley drink tastes good with or without lemon, and I usually add some lemon juice/lemon slice before serving for  added Vitamin C and colour. Winter melon sugar complement the taste of barley more than rock sugar in my opinion, but it is not as sweet, so you can add a small amount of rock sugar, to taste, to sweeten up if you like. Barley drink has cooling properties and perfect for combating the hot weather. I remember that my mum used to make me a whole water bottle of barley water to bring to school. This is a very mild “liang teh” which can be drank often – even daily.

Lemon Barley Drink

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37 Responses to “Lemon barley drink”

  1. Kevin — August 9, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    A barley based drink sounds interesting. I have never had pandan either. That drink looks really good!


  2. Natashya — August 11, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

    Wow, I have never seen anything like this. It sounds healthy and refreshing.


  3. wiffy — August 12, 2008 @ 9:33 am

    cindy: I love roasted barley as much as I love raw barley too :D

    Nate: Thanks! :-) Hope you’re feeling better now …

    Kevin: Thanks! :-)

    Natashya: Thanks and welcome :wink:


  4. Jude — August 17, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

    Looks so refreshing. What a cute set of pictures!


  5. michelleng — August 23, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    hihi, can I know when to add lemongrass and ginger? After which step?? thanks ^_-


  6. Sugarcube — January 3, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    Mmm, this looks so good, I’ll have to make it once we get some barley :-)


  7. Ann — February 22, 2009 @ 10:01 pm


    I tried the Lemon Barley Drink and the Chrysanthemum Tea recipes. They tasted great! The wintermelon reminded me of how my mom used to homemade water chestnut, sugarcane and wintermelon drink for us. =)


  8. wiffy — March 6, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    Hi Ann, thanks for your feedback, I’m happy to hear that you liked the recipe :)


  9. Jun — September 16, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    erms can i ask how much lemon juice to add?


    • wiffy replied: — September 16th, 2009 @ 10:11 am

      Just a little will do. A few drops to a tablespoon because pure lemon juice is very sour. Start small and adjust the amount to your liking.


  10. Joyce Abratt — March 14, 2010 @ 11:43 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful receipe! Very refreshing.