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Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

Posted by Joanmary_z10 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 10, 02 at 1:03

This is a delicious traditional Iranian summer drink.
3 kilos sugar - 7 lbs
2cups white vinegar
bunch of mint
5-6 tall glasses of water
METHOD: Mix sugar and water in saucepan. Boil well. Add mint. Boil 20 minutes. Strain thorougly. Return to pot. Add vinegar. Boil 5-10 minutes. Bottle.
TO SERVE: Pour 1" of syrup into glass. Add plenty of ice. Add sprig of mint. Option: Add grated cucumger. Top up with water.

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RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

It's also an old pioneer-farmer drink called "swichel"
Linda C

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

Is 'switchel' an American recipe. And here I though I was being so 'exotic'! Delicious drink, and people are quite surprised when the ingredients are discussed, never realizing they were consuming some vinegar! Refreshing isn't it!

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

I thought switchel was water, honey and vinegar....

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

I'm from the island of newfoundland and traditionally switchel is a cup of unsweetened tea.Strange isn't it? Different strokes for different folks!

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

I did an internet search on swichel, no beverage matches. Switchel got more results including the site below. It's a bit different from the first recipe posted.


Here is a link that might be useful: Switchel recipe

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar -

I did a web search for "vinegar mint drink". Apparently the drink Joanmary is refering to is called Sekanjabin. I have included a link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sekanjabin (Persian mint drink)

RE: Summer drink of Mint & vinegar

Yes, Sekanjabin is served as a wonderfully refreshing summer drink in Iran. It can also be bought, ready made in syrup form at Iranian stores or Middle Eastern stores.

Do try this - it sounds strange, but believe me on a hot day, you'll enjoy it tremendously!

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