Whenever I see my brother Jean, it is as the French say en coup de vent (like a gust of wind); he landed from Singapore and hopped on a plane bound to Cyprus; we managed to share a meal, during which he told us about a book written by a physician who was exposing the ill effects of glucose and corn syrup (or are they the same thing?); according to this book, an excess of corn syrup will be responsible for a host of diseases.
Not wanting to dwell on this topic, I decided nevertheless to try a drink which is common in rural areas, but which we never tried growing up: Grape molasses drink. It is simply grape molasses diluted in some water.
Of course, it is very healthy, and totally devoid of corn syrup, since the molasses is extracted from fresh grapes.
A sweet and refreshing drink, with the faint taste of grapes; also made into a pudding with the addition of starch.
1) Pour 2 tablespoons of grape molasses in a cup.
2) Add 6 ounces of water and stir.
Can add a teaspoon (or a half-teaspoon) of orange blossom water
Serve as is or refrigerate and serve cold.
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