I am trying to find an English word for a special drink. This is the recipe:
5 liters of water
1 cup of sugar
500 grams of berries
Mix sugar and water, bring mixture to a boil. Add berries, bring to a boil one more time, boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat.
This drink is typically served in Eastern Europe and it is called "kompot". I hope to find the right word in English.
What would you call this thing? I already asked on various cooking discussion boards, and everybody seems to have a different opinion, so I am not sure what answer is the right one.
Here's a picture to illustrate that it is extremely watery, because most people thought it would be some kind of thick concoction.
Imagine the same drink with a bunch of berries floating at the bottom, not at the top. Not raspberries, but mixed berries such as blackcurrant, strawberry, dried apple slices, etc.
At this point, I am not even looking for a specific term, I just want to know what would most people call this thing if they didn't know what it was? How would you call it?
Among our ideas were: berry tea, berry drink, berry punch, berry juice, berry infusion, berry cocktail, berry aide.