Zbiten with wine and herbs.
Zbiten - ancient recipe Russian Hot
beverage, is simple and great beverage especially during the cold months.
Zbiten - an old Russian beverage made from of red sweet wine, honey, with herbs tea and spices. It gives great health, a strength for man and beauty for women.
1 - 3 bay leaf
4 - 7 cloves
2 tbsp. dried ground herbs to taste (spearmint, Melissa, st.-john's-wort)
2 cup boiling water
1 cup (6 oz) fresh honey
2 pint red sweet wine
1. Cook herbs Tea: 2 tbsp. herbs per 2 cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.
2. Add the cloves, ginger, cinnamon, bay leaf, nutmeg, honey last.
3. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture almost boils and honey dissolves.
4. Add red sweet wine, stirring well bring to boil. Simmer for 0,5 - 1 minute on low heat, stirring regularly.
heat and leave for 30 minutes. Than strain and discard herbs and spices.
5. Percolate. Serve hot.