Drink Recipes

October 3, 2007

Russian Spiced Honey Drink (Sbiten)

4 cups (1 L) water
1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
1/2 cup (250 ml) sugar
4 cardamom pods
2 cloves
2-3 slices fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbs (15 ml) chopped mint leaves
1 tsp (5 ml) grated lemon zest

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer over moderate heat.
Remove from the
heat and steep covered for 10 to 20 minutes. Strain and reheat before serving.

Serves 4.


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