This drink is called “doogh” in Farsi and “ayran” in Turkish.

1 cup whole-milk yogurt
1 tsp chopped fresh mint or a dash of dried mint flakes, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups club soda or spring water, chilled

1. Pour yogurt, mint, salt, and pepper into a pitcher. Stir well.
2. Add club soda or spring water gradually, stirring constantly. Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and mix again.
3. Serve chilled.

4 thoughts on “Doogh

  1. I cannot for the life of me drink doogh. My friends all tell me how great it is but I can’t dig it. I feel I have failed as a love of Iranian culture.

    • I actually cannot stand carbonated (made with club soda) doogh, but I love the version made with water…and BTW, you’re not supposed to love absolutely everything about your culture. we accept what appeals to us as people, right?

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