One of the traditional and popular Iranian syrups is peppermint syrup. This syrup is prepared for hot summer days. There are many ways to prepare this syrup with different flavors and the method of consumption is different. This syrup is the best option for entertaining guests on hot summer days. Here are some ways to prepare parsley.
Many people consume peppermint syrup because of the many properties stated for it in traditional medicine. This syrup is very old and in the old texts related to traditional medicine, you can find traces of how to prepare parsley. Join us to see how to make parsley.
What is Peppermint?
As mentioned, peppermint is one of the oldest Iranian sweet and sour syrups. This syrup is actually a combination of vinegar and honey or honey. Peppermint syrup is usually consumed in summer. There are 2 ways to serve this syrup:
- Peppermint with lettuce;
- Serve as a drink.
1. Peppermint syrup with lettuce
One way to consume peppermint is to use it as a deep dip sauce to eat lettuce. Traditionally, in the summer, fresh lettuce was wrapped around a bowl of parsley syrup, and in the summer evenings, parsley lettuce, this delicious combination, was used to entertain guests.
۲. Peppermint syrup as a drink
Peppermint syrup is one of the best summer drinks. It is diluted with some water and depending on the taste, sometimes other ingredients such as cucumber are added to this syrup. You can change the amount of sweetness of the syrup yourself. Some people like parsley sweeter and others more sour.
How to prepare parsley with different flavors
There are several ways to use parsley as a cool summer drink. In the following, we will introduce several types of peppermint syrup with different flavors.
1. Peppermint syrup and mint
You can prepare peppermint syrup with mint in advance and dilute a few spoonfuls of it with a glass of cold water while entertaining the guest.
– Water: 5 cups;
– Honey: 8 cups;
– Fresh mint: 12 branches;
– White vinegar: 2 cups;
How to prepare peppermint and mint syrup
Combine honey and water in a saucepan. Put the pot on a gentle heat until it boils. Stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Add vinegar and reduce gas flame. Let the syrup simmer for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the heat.
Dip mint in hot syrup and allow to cool to room temperature. Take the mint out of the syrup. Pour the syrup into a suitable container and store in the refrigerator. To store the syrup, use a container that holds it tightly.
۲. Ginger syrup with strawberry, ginger and mint flavors
You can prepare peppermint syrup with different flavors. By adding summer fruits such as strawberries, you can give a more modern color and smell to this traditional syrup.
– Water: 2 cups;
– White sugar: 4 cups;
– Chopped mint: 1 cup;
– White balsamic vinegar: 1 cup;
– Freshly chopped ginger: half a cup;
– Lemon: 2 pieces (peel and squeeze the juice);
– Fresh or frozen and chopped strawberries: 340 grams.
How to prepare parsley syrup with strawberry, ginger and mint flavors
Put sugar and water in a bowl and put on high heat. Boil the sugar and water mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then add strawberries, mint, ginger, lemon zest and lemon juice. After the water boils again, reduce the heat and let the syrup boil for 20 minutes on low heat. After 20 minutes, remove the syrup from the heat and add the balsamic vinegar.
Keep the syrup at room temperature overnight to cool. Then strain it to remove the remaining pieces of fruit and lemon peel. Store the syrup in a clean, sealed container at room temperature.
To serve this syrup, you have to combine one part of the syrup with 4 to 6 parts of cold water. Cool this syrup and serve with a few pieces of ice if you like.
3. Thyme-flavored peppermint syrup
This delicious syrup is the best option for hot summer days and has many properties due to the use of thyme. You can drink this drink before or after a meal. This syrup is a practical and tasty medicine for those who have digestive problems.
– Boiling water: one cup;
– Peppermint syrup: 3 tablespoons;
– Fresh and chopped thyme: 2 tablespoons.
How to prepare thyme syrup with thyme flavor
First you have to prepare the peppermint syrup. Prepare the syrup with the help of the first method of preparing parsley in this list.
Pour the thyme in a bowl and pour boiling water over it. Let the thyme soak in boiling water for at least 30 minutes. After half an hour, strain this water into the desired glass. Then pour some peppermint syrup on it and serve the prepared drink with ice.
4. Ginger syrup with ginger flavor
To increase the healing and medicinal properties of this syrup, you can add different ingredients to it. Ginger is one of the most nutritious ingredients you can add to this syrup.
– Water: 2.5 cups;
– White sugar: 4 cups;
– White or red vinegar: 1 cup;
– Fresh and grated ginger: half a cup.
How to prepare ginger syrup with ginger flavor
Pour water and sugar into a bowl and bring to a boil over medium heat. Wait 2 to 3 minutes and then remove the syrup from the heat. Add vinegar and ginger to the syrup.
Leave the syrup at room temperature to cool. Then strain it to remove the crushed ginger. This syrup can be stored in a clean, sealed container at room temperature.
To serve this syrup, mix one part of the syrup with 4 to 5 parts of water. Cool this drink and serve it with some ice if you like.
5. Peppermint syrup with cucumber
Peppermint syrup with different flavors and aromas has also found its way into the menu of coffee shops. One of the syrups that you may have seen in the cafe menu is peppermint and cucumber syrup.
– Water: 7 cups;
– Sugar: 2 cups;
– Grated cucumber: 3 pieces;
– White vinegar: half a cup;
– Fresh and chopped mint: 1 cup.
How to prepare parsley syrup with cucumber
Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and water and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let the syrup boil for 10 minutes. Then add the vinegar. Turn down the heat and let the syrup boil for another 20 to 30 minutes to thicken.
Remove the syrup from the heat and add the mint. After the syrup has cooled to room temperature, remove the mint.
To serve this syrup, pour approximately 1.5 cups of syrup liquid into 6 cups of cold water. Add the grated cucumber.
6. Homemade peppermint syrup with sugar
The traditional and main recipe is peppermint syrup with a combination of vinegar and honey. However, if honey is not available, you can also use sugar.
– Water: 2 cups;
– Sugar: 2 cups;
– Some fresh mint;
– White vinegar or apple cider vinegar: half a cup.
How to make homemade peppermint syrup with sugar
In a bowl, combine water and sugar and place over low heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Turn down the heat and let it boil for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Add the vinegar and let the syrup simmer gently for another 30 minutes until thickened. Taste the syrup and adjust the sweetness and sourness according to your taste. If you like sour syrup, you can add 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
In the last few minutes, add some mint to the syrup. Leave the syrup at room temperature to cool. After cooling, remove the mint from the syrup. Enjoy your meal.
The last word
On hot summer days, a glass of cold syrup will change your mood a lot. Get ready now and make one of these delicious traditional syrups. If you have experience making peppermint syrup, in the comments section, share your experiences with the rest of the “how” companions.