Recipe by 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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fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped
chopped fresh mint
sliced fresh ginger
lemons, peeled and juiced
white balsamic vinegar (not distilled vinegar)
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 it! It is perfect prepared as written. The strawberry taste is great. The store had Pear infused white balsamic as well as Raspberry infused for the same price and I think that may taste good as well. Thanks!
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, let it rest overnight with the balsamic vinegar, and added this to the first sekanjabin. The result is a fuller strawberry flavour, with the wonderful after-taste of lemony-ginger. HMM! Thank you for sharing.
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 easy. I am going to delete the strawberries and use lime instead of lemons, and use 1/4 cup regular balsamic and the rest white, but as is the color is almost spot on. It tastes so good. This is so refreshing.
This was delicious! a perfect natural juice concentrate!
Worth trying. I use 1-2 TB in tall glass water. All friends who have tried it wanted the recipe. The sweet and vinegar is reminescent of switchel. Switchel was an old-time drink of molasses/vinegar/water brought out to the field hands while haying. Nicknamed "the haymaker"
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