Krupnik is Polish honey vodka. Don't confuse Krupnik with "mead" which is a honey wine as Polish honey vodka was usually made very strong.
|Alcohol 75°||600 ml|
|Ingredients per 1000 ml (1 liter) of alcohol|
|Aromatic infusions*||30 ml total|
|Caramel syrup (optional)||5 ml|
|Citric acid||1.5 g or 1 tsp. lemon juice|
|Water||to 1 liter mark|
- Add water to honey and bring to boil. Remove any foam that forms on the surface. Add spices.
- Remove from heat, keep on stirring and add alcohol.
- Pour into bottles. You may serve Krupnik the moment it is done, but its taste improves in time.
- *Aromatic infusions: vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, lemon skins.
- You can use commercially produced extracts and essential oils.
- In winter Krupnik was often served hot.