Northwestern Istria is like a fairy tale for all lovers of spirits which warm up the soul, especially so during these colder months. You will find it difficult to get so many fragrant herbs in one place that, apart from the wonderful flavors, give our body health benefits with its purity, anywhere else.
In addition to schnapps, I also adore hot chocolate. When I work at home, I use two obligatory ingredients every time: – a dash of love and a shot glass (use two, but let that be our little secret!) of kirsch or of teranino, or of medica, depending on what you have at home. Place the schnapps in the cup and then pour the warm chocolate. Do not boil the schnapps because the alcohol will evaporate, diminishing the taste of the hot cocktail.
We all like to be healthy because that also means we can take day trips to Istria! This is why I recommend the biska elixir, my own recipe. In a previously chilled glass, mix the juice of one orange, one teaspoon of honey and one shot glass (khm, or two) of biska. Cheers!
I have one more recipe for you, another one of my own! Take 30 ml of lemon juice, 30 ml of rue schnapps, two teaspoons of sugar, two tablespoons of mineral water. Melt the sugar by mixing it with the juice, add crushed ice. Stir. Add some more ice, schnapps and mineral water. Mix gently and your sweet Istrian mojito is ready!