Drinks from Around the World: POLAND

POLISH STRAWBERRY KOMPOT (non-alcholic)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 litres (0.5 gallon) water
  • 125g nectarines
  • 500 g (1 lb) fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp citrus zest
  • 125g (0.25 lb) rhubarb, chopped
  • a few mint leaves
  • 100g (8 tbsp) fine sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Bring the water to boil in a large pot.

Wash strawberries, remove the caps. If they’re large, chop them. Keep small strawberries whole.

Add sugar to the boiling water, stir. Drop in the fruit. Reduce the heat to medium. If you’re using harder fruit (apples, pears, rhubarb), cook for 10 minutes or so. If you’re using soft berries, 4 min. is enough.

Remove from heat. Serve warm or leave to chill.

Serve with citrus zest / mint leaves or other garnish of your choice.

THE POLISH PROFESSOR

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz 7-Up
  • Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

In an old fashioned glass filled with ice, add the vodka, followed by the pineapple juice, then the 7-Up. Stir and serve.

COUNT OF ZUBROWKA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1½ oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
  • ¾oz Amaro Montenegro
  • ½ oz Lemon juice
  • 4oz Hard Apple Cider
  • Garnish: apple slice fan

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients (except the cider) to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.

Top with Hard Apple Cider and garnish with an apple fan.

WINTER WARMTH MARTINI

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50 ml Zubrowka bison grass vodka
  • 100 ml traditional pressed cloudy apple juice
  • Squeeze of lime

DIRECTIONS:

Mix bison grass vodka with apple juice. Give a good squeeze of lime into mixture. Transfer to cocktail shaker and shake well until a small foam appears on top. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with dried apple slice to serve.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top for a festive twist!

SZARLOTKA COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS:

  • apple juice
  • ice-cold żubrówka (bison grass vodka)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

The proportions are 2 parts apple juice and 1part vodka.

Add ice to taste, but remember that the more you add, the more it will dilute your bison grass vodka cocktail.

Stir in a pinch of ground cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

BERRY VODKA COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ oz honey syrup (equal parts of honey and hot water)
  • 2 oz bison grass vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 5 raspberries + a few for garnish
  • Dash of orange bitter

DIRECTIONS:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle (smash up) 5 raspberries.

Add lemon juice, vodka and honey syrup. Add a dash of orange bitters and ice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Optional: A splash of soda brightens up everything.

Garnish with a few raspberries.

Author: LivingSpaces

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