Historically it was a cool effervescent or iced fruit.
When used within a sentence, or when a possessive suffix is added to a word, however, the final -t ending remains, as for example in šarbatī, "my drink.
Watch Fruity Sherbet in the Better Homes and Gardens Video.
The Italian word comes from the same Ottoman Turkish šerbet that gave us sherbet.
In the series, the character has a particular fondness for sherbet lemons; their name is the passphrase for access to his office.
But this is the Sula Ridge, 1,000 feet down in frigid darkness on the continental shelf 100 miles off Norway's coast.