“A sweet-and-slightly-sour mint drink, this can be traced back to 16th century Persia. Other herbs, like thyme, lavender or rosemary may be substituted for different flavors.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
32
YIELD:
1 qt
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve sugar in water in a medium pot.
  2. When it reaches the simmer, add the vinegar and mint. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain into a storage bottle. Can be kept at room temperature indefinitely if sealed.
  4. To drink, mix 2 tablespoons of syrup with 1 cup of cold or hot water.
  5. Sugar-free variation: Increase water to 3 cups. Simmer water, mint and vinegar for 30 minutes. When cool, add 80-90 1-gram packets (to taste) of aspartame-based sweetner (Equal or similar brand).

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