Sekanjabin (Iranian Mint Vinegar Syrup)


Sekanjabin is a traditional Iranian beverage that's wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day. Great for outdoor events since you can make it weeks ahead of time and dilute at the time of serving. Mix 4 to 5 tablespoons of this syrup with ice water and garnish with mint to serve.

close up view of Sekanjabin (Iranian Mint Vinegar Syrup) in glass with mint
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 8 cups orange blossom honey

  • 5 cups water

  • 2 cups white wine vinegar

  • 12 large sprigs fresh mint


  1. Stir honey and water together in a pot; bring to a boil and stir constantly until honey dissolves. Add vinegar, reduce heat to low, and simmer until syrup flavors combine, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Submerge mint in hot syrup and cool to room temperature.

  3. Remove and discard mint. Chill syrup in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

Store in a sealed container; a clean 2-liter soda bottle works great. Chill several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
70g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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