According to our sources, honey liqueur has been a Polish DIY staple for about 400 years. In Poland, it is known as Krupnik, a vodka sweetened with honey and infused with spice. It is very likely that our Jewish ancestors imbibed at their Rosh Hashana tables..
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1" piece orange zest (no pith)
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups vodka
Simmer the honey, water, cinnamon and orange zest stirring frequently, until syrupy. Scrape off any white foam
Cool,and remove cinnamon and orange zest. Add vodka and pour into a sealable glass jar. Let rest at least 12 hours. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months