Survivor’s Home Drinks: Sbiten

Do you know how to spend cold winter evenings without hot drinks? So I do not know. And the ancient Slavs did not know either. But not mulled wine, nothing of the kind. But there wasn sbiten. It was quite possible to drink it.

There are several options for the origin of the word “sbiten“According to the recipe of the mix, it’s the churning” meant “To concentrate”, since the beverage must be boiled down and thickened.

Sbiten It was unusually popular among the people. Including because it could be made and alcoholic. That is not very strong, spicy drink, which could be bought at almost corner. Since each total has been tasted differently, since there has been a total recipe for the shot. It’s clear that it’s getting out of the way. sbitya come to naught. Less healthy and tasty. However, in the early nineties, the revival gradually began sbitya, as a national drink. He began to look at the principles of cooking. Actually, we will tell you about these principles.

The principle is quite simple. It takes water, honey and a mixture of spicy or medicinal herbs. The taste of drink depends on the number and the list of the latter. With just not put there … Hypericum, oregano, cinnamon, mint, hops, sage, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, bay leaf, in short, everything that was within reach. Well, depending on the welfare of who sbiten cooked

Then everything is simple, it will dissolve in water and boil for about 15 minutes, removing the foam. In parallel with this, we boil spices and medicinal herbs folded in a canvas bag. Next, remove the bag, and gently pour the honey into a decoction of herbs. Cool it. You can warm up, you can drink it.

An example of a specific recipe is as follows:

  • 100 grams of honey
  • 1 liter of water
  • 3 grams of cloves, ginger and black pepper peas
  • 5 grams of cinnamon and hypericum

Honey is dissolved in 200 ml of water, boil, remove the foam. In the remaining water, boil the spices for 15 minutes in a gauze bag. Give it a drink to cool, then pour honey there. Warm up before use.

And now about the interesting. In ready sbiten You can add red wine. Or in the cooking process. From a formal point of view, similar shot downl – medicinal tincture. The samovars were needed for the preparation of sbitov.

There is a special kind sbitya, which is called “custard.” This is what happens when there is a few hours. There, it becomes concentrated and alcoholic. Low alcohol doesn’t rise above seven.

Total amount of drink, quite light and useful. So take the recipe sbitya yourself into service. You already understood the process of preparation.

Survivor’s Home Drinks: Sbiten

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