Make Polish Fire Vodka

21 Aug

We spent this past weekend at a viking-themed festival that friends of ours throw every year, and we were encouraged to bring infused spirits. Obviously inclined to oblige, I decided to make a recipe my friend David shared in the comments section of a vodka infusion post I did a few years back.  His recipe for “Polish Fire Vodka” sounded like the perfect viking libation to sip around a campfire.  And it was.  Though the flavors of cinnamon and clove remind me of fall and holiday seasons, it worked well for a late summer drink, too.

Krupnik (Polish Fire Vodka)

  • Up to 1 1/2 cups quality honey (I tend to use less)
  • 2/3 cups water
  • Cinnamon sticks – 1 or 2
  • Cloves – 2-3
  • Black peppercorn – 4-5
  • 1/4 tsp (or so) nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean
  • 2-3 strips lemon peel (not too much pith- use your vegetable peeler and be gentle)
  • 1-2 dried red chiles (Thai hot peppers are nice)

Bring just to the boil. Remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Uncover and allow to cool.

Add one bottle Schmirnoff vodka. Stick it in the fridge and forget about it for a couple of weeks.  Strain out the solids, if desired.

For more recipes like this one, check out the domesticity page.

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One Response to “Make Polish Fire Vodka”

  1. Sarah Burghardt August 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    That sounds AMAZING!

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