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Krupnik Honey Spiced Liqueur Recipe

A Krupnik Honey Spiced Liqueur Recipe with a twist, it makes a great holiday gift perfect for drinking all year long. Can be served hot or cold in a variety of ways.
Prep Time1 hr
Standing Time14 d
Total Time14 d 1 hr
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Polish/American
Keyword: krupnik recipe, krupnikas recipe, liqueur recipe
Servings: 72 one ounce shots
Calories: 53.45kcal
Author: Bernadette

Ingredients

  • 750 ml 151 proof grain alcohol (Everclear)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp loose tea
  • 1 liter water
  • 2 cups clover honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp orange extract
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 12 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • Crush the dry ingredients in a mortar and pestle or in a bag with a hammer. Add to a French press with the 1.5 tbsp loose tea. You can also boil the water in a kettle or pot, then add the dry ingredients.





  • Bring the water to a boil, add to the dry ingredients and brew for 10 minutes. Pour hot tea solution into a pitcher, add honey, orange and lemon extracts and mix.

  • Allow to cool to luke warm before adding alcohol and mixing.  Funnel into large bottles and cap.

  • Let the bottles sit for at least a few weeks, in a dark, cool place for gravity pull the sediment to the bottom.  Siphon the clear amber liquid out the bottles using small tubing (a process similar to racking wine) into new bottles or decanters. Take the all cloudy remains, consolidate it into a separate bottle and allow that to settle again before siphoning again. Depending upon how well you siphon (and the amount of sediment you’re willing to put up with), you may need to re-rack the liqueur a few times. 

    Depending upon how well you siphon (and the amount of sediment you’re willing to put up with), you may need to re-rack the liqueur a few times.




  • Krupnik may be served hot, warm, at room temperature, cold, chilled on ice in a cordial glass or by the shot. 

Nutrition

Calories: 53.45kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.92g | Protein: 0.04g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1.3mg | Potassium: 5.53mg | Fiber: 0.11g | Sugar: 7.75g | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 2.65mg | Iron: 0.06mg