For a couple months I've been wanting to make these Lithuanian Honey Spirits by the Global Table Adventure. Click the link for the recipe. When I first saw this, I was in Peru where I could never get some of those ingredients. Now that I've been in Denver, it's been a slow process of finding all the spices in my variety of ethnic stores that I like to go to. But I finally got everything!
Why did I spend so much time looking for spices in ethnic stores when I could just go to the super market and get them?
Spices are durn expensive in regular grocery stores. In ethnic stores the price tends to be much more reasonable.
Anyone else think that portions of whole spices in grocery stores are skimpy??
Costco and King Soopers is boring. I'd rather be in a Middle Eastern or Asian market any day.
Middle Eastern stores tend to have allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, and peppercorns. Asian stores usually have fresh turmeric and whole cinnamon sticks.
I actually forgot to add nutmeg and vanilla to this, oops! I guess I'll just have to sprinkle nutmeg on it before it goes down the hatch :) The rest of the spices I already had.
I love the look of fresh turmeric.
Such a gorgeous color.
I had a rough day of menial office tasks for 6 straight unpaid hours today, and I needed something.
So I got out my freshly made Krupnikas, and it was exactly what I needed.
When I put the Everclear in at the very beginning, I got one whiff of it and said, "My god this will be strong"
But it's very smooth, with a strong fresh turmeric flavor that I've just started to recognize and love.
So drink up, it's liquid gold!