Krambambula is a Belarusian national alcoholic drink. It appeared when Belarus was forming part of the Polish-Lithuanian state. It's no surprise that the drink has a German name: Krambambuli is a German juniper liqueur popular in the 17th-18th centuries. However, any tinctures and liqueurs started to be colloquially called "krambambula" over time. The name was eventually attached to a Belarusian cocktail made of vodka, honey and spices. It is more often prepared in the winter months, although krambambula exists also in a cold state.


  • Vodka - 0,5 l
  • cinnamon – 1 tsp.
  • pounded cloves – 1 tsp.
  • peppercorns – a couple of corns
  • nutmeg - 1/4 tsp.
  • honey – 2 tbsp.

Preparation method (receipt)

Add half of vodka to a glass of water and pour everything into a saucepan, simmer until almost boiling, then add honey and spices. Simmer the mixture on the brink of boiling for 10 minutes, add the rest of vodka and set the saucepan aside for 5 minutes under the lid. After that, pass through several layers of gauze. Use the liqueur hot. You can also put it in a dark place for 10 days: it will become more precious and lighter. It can also be well filtered and then used cold.

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