FOOD

Sbiten

In the cold Russian Winter, if something isn't warming, it better be delicious. Thankfully this drink is both. Prepare to be smitten with Sbiten (sorry, had to go there).

FOOD

Sbiten

In the cold Russian Winter, if something isn't warming, it better be delicious. Thankfully this drink is both. Prepare to be smitten with Sbiten (sorry, had to go there).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 8 ounces blackberry jam
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 cinnamon sticks, cracked
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 spring of mint

Steps

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Add water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 12-15 minutes. Stirring frequently until honey & jam dissolve completely. Remove from heat.
  4. Strain liquid through a strainer.
  5. Serve warm, or allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating.

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