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Polish Krupnik
Polish Krupnik

Krupnik, or Krupnikas as it is known in Lithuanian, is a traditional sweet vodka, similar to a liqueur, based on grain spirit and honey, popular in Poland and Lithuania. It consists of 40%-50% (80-100 proof) alcohol, honey and up to 50 different herbs. It originated in Lithuania. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 603 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (799 × 794 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Polish Krupnik (honey liquor) destilled in Starogard Gdański author: Mohylek File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 603 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (799 × 794 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Polish Krupnik (honey liquor) destilled in Starogard Gdański author: Mohylek File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka is one of the worlds most popular distilled beverages. ... Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... A jar of honey, shown with a wooden honey server and scones/biscuits. ...


It is a distant relative of the mieducha, a honey-made spirit popular in all Slavic countries.


Legend has it that the recipe was created by the Benedictine monks at a monastery in Niaśviž which was founded by Mikołaj Krzysztof "Sierotka" Radziwiłł. Known in Poland and Lithuania at least since 16th century, it soon became popular among the szlachta of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. There are numerous recipes preserved to our times in countless szlachta diaries. Krupnikas was used also used as a common medicianal disinfectant to Polish soldiers in World War II. Legends aside, Krupnikas most likely originated in Lithuania, where honey production was and still is widespread. St Benedict of Nursia (c. ... Niasvizh (Belarusian: Нясьві́ж, Нясві́ж; Russian: Несвиж, Nesvizh; Polish: NieÅ›wież) is a city in Belarus. ... For other people with the name of Mikolaj RadziwiÅ‚Å‚, see MikoÅ‚aj RadziwiÅ‚Å‚. Noble Family RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ Coat of Arms TrÄ…by Parents MikoÅ‚aj Czarny RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ Elżbieta SzydÅ‚owiecka Consorts Halaszka Eufemia WiÅ›niowiecka Children with Halaszka Eufemia WiÅ›niowiecka Jan Jerzy RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ Albrycht WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ Zygmunt... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... StanisÅ‚aw Antoni Szczuka, a Polish nobleman Szlachta ( ) was the noble class in Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the two countries that later jointly formed the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


At times, spicy seasonings and herbs are added to flavour. The brand of the honey and the ratio of seasonings are key points for final taste of krupnik. It is either served hot or chilled. A specific sort of krupnik which contains more herbs and less honey is brewed by Karaims. Karaite Judaism is a Jewish denomination characterized by reliance on the Tanakh as the sole scripture, and rejection of the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmuds) as halakha (Legally Binding, i. ...


Famous drinkers of Krupnik include noted television actress Mae Krolewski.


Krupnik is also the Polish name of a barley soup.


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Shrine to Spirits - Old Krupnik (119 words)
Blended by experts from a recipe dating back to the eighteenth century, it's smooth and tasty, with the right amount of honey.
``Krupnik Polish Honey Liqueur is an ancient Polish beverage.
Honey and spices shape its taste and aroma.
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