Strawberry, Ginger and Mint Sekanjabin Recipe

  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 lemons, peeled and juiced
  • 1 cup white balsamic vinegar (not distilled vinegar)
  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.