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Kalganivka is one of the most popular traditional Ukrainian nastoikas, which is a horilka infused with the root of galangal (a herbaceous plant that grows mainly in forests). The drink has a reddish-amber color, a pleasant floral scent and is quite easy to drink. Kalganivka was often used for medicinal purposes and as a simple drink for the table.

Kotlyarevsky even mentioned it in the Aeneid, which indicates that it really is a drink with a long history.

Ingredients

  • Horilka - 1 liter (or you can take 65-70% alcohol),
  • galangal root - 5-6 pcs.

Cooking process

  1. Dry the roots of galangal and pour horilka into it.
  2. Infuse for 10-14 days, shaking occasionally.

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