Strawberry, Ginger and Mint Sekanjabin

Strawberry, Ginger and Mint Sekanjabin

The Magpie

"This syrup is based on an ancient Persian recipe, and it keeps virtually indefinitely without any special care. Excellent for camping, and truly refreshing on a hot, hot day! And there's no waste, you use every part of every ingredient in this stuff. After straining, remove the lemon peels and ginger and toss in a bag of sugar for a candied treat!"
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8 h 55 m servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil over high heat. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, then stir in the strawberries, mint, ginger, lemon peels, and lemon juice. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the white balsamic vinegar.
  2. Allow the syrup to stand overnight at room temperature, then strain out the fruits with a fine sieve. Store at room temperature in a sterile container.
  3. To use, stir 1 part syrup into 4 to 6 parts water; serve cold with ice if desired.


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So amazing! I had never heard of Sekanjabin before, but I googled it and now I know...But anyway I was afraid to use the white balsamic vinegar, but it is SO GOOD! my 2 year old daughter loves i...

Very flavourful. I made it with the same quantities, but my kids found the ginger nad lenmon flavour too strong, so I made the same thing (but a lesser quantity) omitting the lemon and ginger, l...

This is wonderful. I was suprised by the vinegar but it prompted me to learn more about Sekanjabin. Thanks for a great recipe and cultural lesson.

OK, I'm biased because I wrote this one, but I have to admit it's by far my summer favorite -- and my guests, too :)

Great recipe and drink for the summer. I had grown mint in my aero garden, so I tried this recipe. Thanks.

I am gonna fiddle with this a bit more. It is a really good recipe. It reminds me of a mint julep. I am in need a of a version. Since a mint julep is basically bourbon well that's not all that e...

This was delicious! a perfect natural juice concentrate!

Tastes great on vanilla ice cream too.

Refreshing, sweet, and flavourful. I used half the amount of ginger because I don't think my kids would like it too gingery. I tried my first glass with about 1 part syrup to 5 parts water, plus...

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