Polish tradition calls for krupnik, a blend of spiced tea with honey and grain neutral spirit. JVR Spirits bottles krupnik right here in Portland. Krupnik doesn’t have to be a tradition specific to Christmas—the honey and spices are great in cocktails fo during the damp Pacific Northwest months following Christmas.
Polish Christmas Toddy
1.5 oz. JVR Spirits krupnik
1 oz. Eastside Distilling Barrel Hitch American Whiskey
4 oz. hot water
.5 oz. fresh lemon
A few dashes orange bitters
Cinnamon stick garnish
Combine all ingredients with hot water in a handled mug.