A period drink of Middle Eastern origin, it is made with water, sugar, vinegar, and mint. Similiar to the Greek medicinal drink oxymel. The resulting syrup is diluted with water, 5-10 parts water to 1 part syrup, according to taste.
This is a good drink to bring to camping events such as Gulf Wars and Pennsic. The syrup can be stored without refrigeration and then diluted on-site, providing 2-5 gallons of drink for one soda bottle of syrup. It's portable, stores well, it's period, and tastes much better than Pennsic hose water.