Grzaniec – Polish Mulled Beer with Honey & Spices

Who said that the beer tastes best chilled? I do not drink beer often but my favourite way is to make it hot & spicy.

Grzaniec is traditional Polish recipe perfect for icy winter evenings or as a cold, sore throat and flu medicine.

Polish spiced warm beer recipe


  • 660 ml bottle of quality beer
  • 6 tbs clear honey
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp ginger powder or some fresh one
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg


  • saucepan
  • fine strainer

recipe for grzaniec Polish warm honey beer


  1. In a saucepan place honey, water and spices, simmer until fragrant and all water has evaporated.
  2. Now you can slowly add also the beer but do not boil it, just make it hot.
  3. Strain and share to the glasses.
  4. Enjoy with some salted pretzel sticks or “paluszki” as we call it in Poland.

Serves 2.


In summer spiced honey can be cooled down and added to chilled beers rather than the beer heated.

If you are looking for more warm alcoholic beverages try this Spiced Orange Mulled Wine I made a while ago or if you prefer something lighter give Helen’s  Spiced Mulled Cider a go.

For chilled Polish style beer (best in Summer) follow this link.

I’m submitting this recipe to October Inheritance Recipes that we co-host with Solange of Pebble Soup.

traditional Polish recipes passed from generation to generation

Please drink responsibly and don’t exceed recommended safe alcohol unit limits.

Your thoughts…

  1. Oh yes, lovely! I remember having warm spiced beer in Estonia many years ago, was very nice.

  2. Oh YUM! I love mulled wine and mulled cider but have never tried mulled beer. It sounds amazing!

  3. I’ve never heard of beer being mulled – but why not? Lovely warming, comforting recipe.

  4. Such an interesting way to drink beer! I never would have thought to have it this way – I bet it tastes amazing :)

  5. Well this is new one on my, but I like the sound of adding honey and spices to beer. I an imagine how good that would taste.

  6. That looks intriguing. I love spiced honey but I’ve never tried it in beer – very tempting!

  7. Jaaaki ciekawy blog :))) Pochodze tu troszke :))

  8. I don’t know why, but I’m finding the idea of mulled beer rather exciting. It’s not something I’ve ever come across before.

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