How to cook sbiten

Sbiten is an undeservedly forgotten drink that our ancestors drank for the prevention and treatment of diseases . And also just for enjoyment. He warmed people in the cold evenings, and also quenched thirst on hot days. You can prepare sbiten according to a traditional recipe with alcohol, but you can also without it. The healing properties of the drink depend on what ingredients you use. We offer you a universal cooking option. Take note!



  • 1.5 liters of water
  • 1 lemon
  • 4-5 tbsp. l. honey
  • 4 cloves inflorescence
  • slightly grated ginger root
  • 3 cinnamon sticks


  • Add honey to the honey. If you want it to turn out sweeter, add sugar.
  • Put the cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  • Bring to a boil and let the drink simmer for 5 minutes. At the end of the cooking, take off the foam.
  • Pour the juice out of the lemon.
  • Pour the juice into the sbiten and strain the drink.

  • You can use other spices, lime, orange, mint and much more. And also prepare sbiten based on white wine. Share this wonderful recipe for the best drink of this autumn with your friends!