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Horseradish Vodka

March 12, 2021
Courtesy of KachkaCourtesy of Kachka

A DIY recipe for horseradish vodka can be found in Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking, the award-winning cookbook Bonnie Frumkin Morales co-wrote with journalist Deena Prichep in 2017.

The recipe calls for the horseradish to steep for one week in the vodka, imparting a rich and bracing burn to the alcohol. “It wakes you up,” Frumkin Morales said. “It is really energizing.”

Featured in: The Perfect Seder Shot

Great for: Passover

Recipe by: Bonnie Frumkin Morales and Deena Prichep


  • 1 ¼oz peeled horseradish root, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 750ml vodka
  • 1 ½tsp honey


  • Step 1

    Place the horseradish root in a quart-sized mason jar and pour the vodka over it. Reserve the vodka bottle for the finished product. Screw on the lid and let steep for 1 week in a dark, cool place.

  • Step 2

    After steeping, carefully pour the honey into the reserved bottle. Strain the vodka from the horseradish into the bottle using a fine-mesh strainer and funnel. Discard the horseradish. Close the bottle and shake to combine. Freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.

  • Reprinted with permission from Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales and Deena Prichep (Flatiron Books, 2017).