Krupnik – honey vodka

10 minutes


Krupnik – honey vodka

  • 250ml of runny honey, preferably raw, wild or organic
  • 250ml of water, lukewarm
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • orange peel, of half an orange, dried out
  • 70ml of vodka, good quailty, 40%
  • unsalted butter, to serve


Put the honey and warm water in a saucepan, and add the spices and orange peel. Heat gently until boiling, then simmer for 5 minutes. Skim off any foam. Remove from the heat and leave to cool
Add the vodka and stir well. You can leave this to infuse overnight
Strain through a muslin-lined sieve and pour into a bottle. Store in a cool, dark place for 2–3 days. Strain again through a muslin-lined sieve and transfer to a fresh bottle
To serve, heat the krupnik gently, and add a little knob of butter to each glass