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Boiled Slivovitz or Sumadija Tea

Sumadijski caj

Boiled Slivovitz

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups rakija and 3 cups water

Directions:  pour the sugar into a medium stainless-steel pot and watch carefully. Once it turns brown, remove it from the heat with great care, stand back and pour in the rakija and water. The sugar will harden and some of the liquid may explode out of the pot, so be careful! Return the pot to the heat and watch until it comes to a boil and the sugar has melted completely. Serve hot or warm.

Most people prefer to drink rakia heated during the cold winter months. The recipe is simple but it has to be done in a precise way to get the distinct flavours and also requires constant attention.