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Barley Drink

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Malaysian


Barley Drink or Barley water is a beverage made out of boiled barley flavoured with lemon and sugar. A traditional British soft drink which is commonly home-made and also commercially available with different flavours to choose from.


  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup candied wintermelon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 litre water
  • 2 strips pandan leaves, tied into a knot
  • lemon slices


  1. In a pot add barley, pandan leaves and water.  Bring it to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until barley is soft.
  2. Add sugar and candied wintermelon, simmer for 15 more minutes.
  3. Discard pandan and candied wintermelon then serve with slice of lemon, enjoy cold, warm or hot.