Sekanjabin syrup: One of the oldest Iranian drinks, is made of honey and vinegar. Sekanjabin is usually served in summer. It is sometimes seasoned with mint.
Recipes: It has several recipes for Sekanjabin Syrup
- Honey Sekanjabin ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
2) sugary Sekanjabin ingredients:
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup white vinegar
- A small bunch of fresh mint, washed
- 2 small seedless cucumbers, washed, peeled and shredded.
- Lime rind (optional)
- In a bottom pot combine sugar and water. Place on medium heat and stir till sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-15 minutes.
- Add ½ cup of vinegar and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until it thickens. Taste and adjust the level of sweetness or sourness of the syrup.
- In the last minute or two add a few fresh mint leaves to the syrup.
- Remove from heat and put it into refrigerator. Remove the mint.
- The syrup is then mixed with ice water, shredded cucumber, and lime.
- Before serve a little bit of rose or orange water can also be added but it is optional.