Sharbat (Urdu: شربت ) is a popular Middle Eastern and South Asian "juice" that is prepared from fruits or flower petals. It is sweet and served chilled. It can be in concentrate form and eaten with a spoon or mixed with water to create the drink. It was popularised by the Mughal rulers one of whom sent for frequent loads of ice from the Himalayas to get a cool refreshing drink.
Some of the very popular sharbats are made of (any of the following): Rose, Bel, Gurhal (Hibiscus), Lemon, orange, ananaas, falsa.
Most of the Sharbats are very common in Indian homes. These are known to have several medicinal values and are known to be ayurvedic in nature.