Gazos is basically a soda that mixes soda water with fresh fruits - think of it as a LaCroix on steroids, a non-alcoholic spritzer that uses fresh, highly aromatic ingredients.
Peach and Spirulina Gazos
Gazos, which is derived from both the French and Turkish languages, is a work of art, more reminiscent of a fruit cup the Queen of England might eat than a simple soft drink. The formula is simple: Add a couple spoonful of flavor-infused fruit syrup to a glass, top off with sparkling water and finish with sprigs of fresh herbs. Every time you take a sip you will inhale the fantastic aromas of those herbs.
My take on this Middle Eastern traditional soda combines the flavors of ripe peaches, fresh Spirulina, sage, mint and marjoram (because that's what I found in my herb garden).
1. Simmer two finely diced peaches, a teaspoon of sugar, a teaspoon of lemon juice and coarsely chopped mint, sage and marjoram until soft. Let cool.
2. Add a teaspoon of fresh Spirulina, blend and strain to remove solids.
3. Shovel two teaspoons of the mash into a glass and top off with ice cold sparkling water. Add ice cubes if you like.
4. Garnish with sprigs of mint, marjoram and sage.
I forgot to strain my syrup and ended up with a lot of pulp in my glass - if you don't mind that just skip the step.