Ayran or airan is a yogurt drink, very popular in Bulgaria and many other countries in the Balkan region and further east. In general, it is a mixture of yogurt, water and salt. It have originated as a way of preserving yogurt by adding salt. If you want to add some twist to it, you can try it with some finely chopped mint leaves mixed into the ayran.
Ayran (Refreshing yogurt drink)
– 4 cups yoghurt
– 2 cups water
– Pinch of salt
Beat the yogurt until it gets a more liquid form, then mix with water in 1:1 proportion. Add salt to taste and consume chilled. It is the prefered drink for Bulgarians in the summertime.