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    Miód Pitny na Ciepł Mead—fermented honey—is a Polish drink that goes back to the Middle Ages. In Polish sagas and epics, warriors drink mead before battles. Even now it has an indefinable, and probably undeserved, reputation as a healthier form of alcohol. In Poland you can buy bottled mead, the making of which grows more sophisticated every year. At a dinner organized in Warsaw not long ago by Slow Food Polska—the Polish branch of the international Slow Food movement—Anne was served several extraordinary organic meads, each made by a slightly different method. The company that produces them, Pasieka Jaros, has been researching and experimenting with ancient methods of mead production for more than thirty years. This recipe is something slightly different: It's a hot form of Honey and Ginger Spiced–Vodka, which you can make at home. Serve this as a winter cocktail—or after a day spent cross-country skiing—and drink it in front of a roaring fire.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup/120 ml honey
    • 1 cup/240 ml water
    • 3 to 4 cloves
    • 6 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 whole vanilla bean pod (about 3 in/7.5 cm long)
    • One 1-in/2.5-cm strip orange rind
    • 1 small chunk from a whole nutmeg, or 1/4 tsp ground
    • 16 oz/480 ml vodka

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 474 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.85%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.29%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 2.08%
    • Sodium: 15 mg 0.61%
    • Calcium: 66 mg 6.61%
    • Potassium: 62 mg 1.78%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 46 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.61%
    • Sugar: 37 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 38 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.03%
    • Vitamin C 55.58%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol3
    MyPlate Info
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    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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