The main components of varenukha were spirit, dried fruits and spicery.
It was poured in the specially prepared pumpkin (with cut hole), which added a special soft flavor. Then varenukha was draw for some hours in the well preheated hearth.
The national drink was served hot with baked apples as a chaser.
Cook with us this amazing honey, cinnamon, and ginger alcoholic cocktail and enjoy!
- 500 g dried fruits (apple, apricot, pear, plum)
- 3 l water
- 400 g sugar
- 500 g honey
- 5 bay leaves
- 5 g cinnamon
- 5 g cloves
- 5 g ginger
- 5 g cardamom
- 5 g nutmeg
Wash dried fruits and pour them with warm boiling water. Leave fruits for 6 hours. Then add sugar and boil the fruits until done. Filter the drink.
Add honey and spicery (bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg). Boil varenuha for 10-15 minutes. Draw the drink for 4 hours and filter it.
Enjoy your meal!
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