SBITEN

Sbiten is a Russian mulled honey drink. Served warm, it is similar to mulled cider. It's usually served without alcohol, but certainly is delicious with vodka added just before serving. We also found it delicious with bourbon or cognac.

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

1/2 cup honey

12 ounces seedless blackberry or currant jam

3 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole allspice

1 tablespoon whole cloves

Pinch salt

7 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, then serve warm.

Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 45 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 43 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 mg 

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