Sοumada

Close-up of glass with Greek ‘soumada’, white soft drink derived from almond emulsion

A white soft drink derived from almond emulsion, sοumada is also called amigdalopoma. In antiquity it was known as thiassion or thiasson (from the word athassia, meaning ‘almonds’) and during the Byzantine period as thassorofon. To prepare sοumada, peeled sweet almonds or apricot kernels are used along with some bitter ones so as to produce […]