For all of you out there who like experimenting, here is one way you could make iced tea with Maesil syrup:
First of all, just to provide a little piece of the Korean culture I know (and also because the recipe is so simple there will be a lot of leftover space on this page), I wanted to share what Maesil tea is known for. Over the years, Maesil has grown to be known for its medicinal benefits. Maesil syrup is made out of fermenting the fruit, and fermented food/drinks are known to possess helpful probiotics that are good for your digestive flow.
I’m hoping with the brief info I just shared, you become enamored with Maesil and Maesil syrup as my family and I had.
Now, let’s finally get to what you’re here for – the recipe! I included the best recipe I tasted following @colorful.palate instructions. I’m including it below so you can try it too!
- 1.5 oz Maesil Syrup
- 6 oz Sparkling water
- 1 Rosemary sprig, bruised
- Few slices of lemon
Fill glass 3/4 of the way with ice. Add lemon slices and rosemary sprig. You can use a pestle, muddler or mallet to gently bruise/pound the rosemary on a cutting board to release the aromatic oils. Add Maesil syrup, and top with sparkling water.
Optional: Garnish with edible flowers and rosemary sprig. Stir and enjoy!
You could also enjoy this drink with flat water instead of sparking water, or with hot water as well! When I make a hot Maesil tea, I combine 6 oz of hot water with 1.5 oz of Maesil syrup, and add 5-8 pine nuts for texture. Get creative and enjoy!