Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A honey liquor adapted from a traditional recipe enjoyed by Lithuanian grandpas. This was printed in a 1982 cookbook published by the American Lithuanian Women's Alliance of Chicago, IL
- 1 1⁄2 cups honey
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 lemon, zest of, peels cut in strips
- 750 ml vodka
- Combine honey with water, vanilla, spices and lemon peel in a large metal percolator. Bring to a boil and let it perk for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; add vodka.
- When slightly cooled, strain and pour into a sterilized quart jar or heat-proof bottle. Can be served warm or cold.
I made this as a gift for a friend's birthday and it was really quick and easy to put together. I made it in a normal pot, cause I didnt have a percolator and it still turned out fine. The aroma of it when cooking was very nice-a fusion of honey and lemon. I think the lemon really sets this of! I like that this is made without additional sugar and with a lot of spices. Im sure itll taste wonderful, too! Ill update once my friend has tried it. I made half the recipe and got 2 small bottles (about 1/2l) out of it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Mareesme! Update: All the party guests luved this! They said it was quite a strong liquor, but very tasty!