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Iranian Mint Vinegar Syrup

Iranian mint vinegar syrup, also known as "sekanjabin," is a traditional Persian syrup made from vinegar, water, sugar, and fresh mint leaves. It is often served as a refreshing drink, especially during hot weather, and is also used as a salad dressing or a dipping sauce for appetizers. The syrup has a sweet and tangy flavour with a refreshing hint of mint, making it a popular choice for various culinary purposes in Iranian cuisine.


A refreshing and flavorful syrup with a perfect balance of mint and vinegar, ideal for adding a unique twist to your dishes or beverages.


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat.
  2. Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved, then add a handful of fresh mint leaves.
  3. Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
  5. Strain the syrup to remove the mint leaves and store it in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  6. Use the Iranian Mint Vinegar Syrup to drizzle over salads, grilled vegetables, or mix it with water for a refreshing drink.
  7. Enjoy!

Iranian mint vinegar syrup, or sekanjabin, offers a delightful blend of sweetness and tanginess, coupled with the invigorating aroma of fresh mint. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing drink or utilized as a versatile culinary ingredient, this traditional Persian syrup adds a unique flavour dimension to any dish or occasion. Embrace the cultural richness and culinary diversity of Iran by incorporating sekanjabin into your culinary repertoire, and savour the taste of tradition with every sip or drizzle.


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