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Polish Bitter Vodka for the Stomach (Żołądkowa Gorzka)

  • Author: polishhousewife


An orange and spice liqueur reported to be good for the stomach


  • 750 ml vodka
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 whole clove
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water



  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Cover and store for a couple of weeks to two months
  3. Swirl or shake occasionally to dissolve sugar
  4. Strain and then filter through a coffee filter
  5. Serve chilled


Optinal: add a tablespoon of raisins and/or 1/8 teaspoon of ground star anise

Vary the sugar amounts and water based on your taste