Sbiten Recipe

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Sbiten

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@Celestina9000

There are countless variations of this traditional Russian mulled honey drink. Sbiten has a long history dating back at least to the 12th century. '...Served warm, sbiten is similar to mulled cider. It is frequently served from copper samovars and is usually prepared without alcohol, but certainly is delicious with vodka (bourbon or cognac) added just before serving.' From Associated Press and other online sources with a few of my own additions and changes. Note: A variety of jam flavors can be substituted: raspberry, boysenberry, blueberry, loganberry, marionberry, etc.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
honey (good quality)
12 oz
blackberry or currant jam (i used huckleberry jam)
2
whole cinnamon sticks
1
bay leaf (fresh if possible!)
1/2 Tbsp
whole allspice
1/2 Tbsp
whole cloves
1 tsp
dried mint
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
cardamom (ground or crushed whole seeds)
pinch
salt
7 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a mug or tea cup and serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Eastern European