Recipe for Krupnik
Hereís a good home made mix:
1-1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
8 sticks cinnamon
2 whole cloves
3 strips lemon peel
1 bottle vodka
Combine honey with the water, vanilla, spices and the lemon peel in a large saucepan. Bring this to a boil cover, and simmer for about 5 min. Add vodka, remove from the heat serve hot or cold.
I have yet to try it, but a Ukranian/Irish friend makes this and he ages cherries in Vodka. The spice variation and quantities is very important. The original product was made a bit differently using Juniper or Sloe and had a less-sweet taste.
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I finally got around to making this last night. A few changes, add 1 more clove and use American cinnamon sticks, as the Mexican ones I used flaked off everywhere. Filter! The whole damn thing needs to be strained through cheese cloth or something equally worthy. It tastes a lot like glugg for those familiar with the scandanavian drink. Warm, itís great, lightly chilled is okay, but harder to drink. If you reheat it, do so very slowly. In a saucepan, no microwaves, heat until you see the first wisps of alcohol steam. Definitely goes well with a Cohimar sweet tip cigar and cool, humid weather.
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Man, that really sounds good. My first reaction would be to whip up a batch of that, put it in a thermos and take it out for a 20 degree day at the range. Itís kind of a shame the whole alcohol and firearm combination is slightly frowned uponÖ
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