Friday, December 3, 2010

Hot Vodka with Honey (Krupnik)

Recipe from

2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons of cold water
4 cups boiling water
1 small cinnamon sticks
10 peppercorns
20 allspice berries
1/4 vanilla beans, sliced and scraped
1/4 nutmeg, grated
2 cloves
rind of 1 orange
1 1/3 cups honey
2 cups vodka Directions

Heat sugar in 2 Tbs of water until it dissolves, then stir in the boiling water. Add vanilla bean, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and allspice berries.

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain the caramel mixture and return to the pan. Stir in honey and orange rind and heat, stirring, until the honey has completely dissolved. Bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir vodka.

Serve hot or cold.

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