Ethiopian Honey Wine

6-8
Servings
10m
Prep Time
5m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In


"Tej, or tejj, is an Ethiopian sweet wine, similar to mead, that is made from fermented honey and a special kind of hops called gesho. It is traditionally served from a vase-like vessel called a berele. Ethiopians believe tej was the wine used for a toast between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon. If you can't find tej or mead in your neighborhood, this recipe is a rough approximation."

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (221.9 g)
  • Calories 158.6
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 10.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 16.5 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 14.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a small saucepan, heat the water and honey over low flame, stirring until the honey is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and chill completely.

Step 2

Pour the honey water and wine together into a decorative glass decanter, mix together and serve lightly chilled.

Tips & Variations


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