Pronunciation: [ZBEET-yen]

Hailing from Russia, sbityen is a hot potable made with water, honey, vodka or brandy, and flavored with lemon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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