Homayoon Ershadi grew up in Iran where his mother would make this delicious drink in small pitchers to refresh her family during the hot summer months. The recipe, a twist on an ancient Persian beverage, is made with only seven natural ingredients including fresh mint, cucumbers, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, pink Himalayan salt, and raw cane sugar.
As an avid cyclist and runner, Homayoon began bottling Jabin to hydrate his body and fuel his adventurous lifestyle. Crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking, he found it was a fantastic way to replenish electrolytes after his frequent bike rides or runs.
Now living in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Homayoon no longer makes Jabin in small pitchers – he now makes it in small batches at the Piedmont Food Processing Center in Hillsborough. It is, however, still made by hand with a lot of love and help from Homayoon’s parents, brother, and Jabin’s small team.
Learn more about Jabin on Instagram at @drinkjabin or on their website at jabinbev.co.