Feel Like Local on Vacations in Lefkada – Drink Sumada.
If you like the flavor of almonds and you are on vacations in Lefkada then you should try to drink sumada. Today it’s difficult to find this special refreshment and only a specific picturesque coffee bar offers it in Lefkada. Sumada is a syrup made from the extract that comes after smashing and boiling together, sweet and bitter almonds. Due to its white color the locals used to offer it on weddings or baptisms. Actually it used to be the refreshment of joy. They used to drink it cold with local rusks. They diluted one figure of syrup in a glass of cold water. Unfortunately today you can find it only in local super markets. Also it’s possible to buy a bottle in a local products shop downtown Lefkada in the main market street.
An Old Time’s Local Refreshment
In old times in Lefkada, sumada was a very popular cold refreshment. For example the locals used to drink sumada at family gatherings in the afternoons. Of course that sweet taste of the almonds syrup combined with a rusk of coriander was something unique. In fact it was a happy childhood memory you couldn’t forget. Unfortunately, today the local coffee bars don’t offer anymore the old fashioned sumada.
However the coffee bar we mentioned on the above link is the only one which keeps its history and tradition. Today it continues to produce and offer this sweet and white refreshment in its picturesque ambient. Furthermore, it is a locals’ spot in the evenings. Usually they go there with their children for a cup of coffee or tea and for its sumada. So in case you pass by, try there a glass of this old time’s refreshment. After all, it will add one more happy moment to remember during your vacations in Lefkada and in LEFKASEABNB.