Thursday, March 1, 2012

Grzaniec - mulled beer for cold evenings

It was a blizzard night.
Snowflakes were dancing like crazy, falling on the ground and creating a white comforter for mother earth.
I thought: "Time for grzaniec! Just like in Poland on those cold, winter days..."

Goździki - cloves

Cynamon - cinnamon sticks
 Name "grzaniec" refers to both, mulled beer and mulled wine.
Polish pubs and restaurants offer grzaniec in their winter menu.
If you are cold, it will do the job.
Preparation is very easy, so what are you waiting for? ;o)

Grzane Piwo - Mulled Beer (for two):
20 oz. light beer
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp honey (or more, if you like it sweet)
few cloves
cinnamon stick (or ground cinnamon)
pinch of ginger
* honey can be replaced with raspberry syrup *

In a medium saucepan heat beer with sugar, honey and spices. Stir from time to time. Heat until beer reaches boiling temperature. Strain and serve in hot beer mugs.
Na zdrowie! - Cheers!

Grzane piwo - mulled beer