Tej- Ethiopian Honey Wine

This recipe is so simple that it almost doesn’t warrant a post.  But it’s a super quick and easy alternative to T’ej, Ethiopian’s honey wine that’s similar to mead.  It’s light, sweet and has a definite honey flavor.  Although I wrote down a recipe as a general guideline, you can easily tailor it to your own preferences for alcohol strength or sweetness.

It’s not particular strong, which is great because it sure does go down easy (and fast!).  I also found it was an excellent way to quell the fire in your mouth if happened to take a bite of something super spicy.


Tej- Ethiopian Honey Wine

Combine ingredients in a glass jug or pitcher and stir to combine. Serve chilled.

Yield: 4-6 servings


* 2 cups light, sweet white wine
* 2 cups water (reduce to 1 or 1 1/2 cups if you'd like a stronger drink)
* 1/4 cup honey


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One Response to “Tej- Ethiopian Honey Wine”

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    makeda getachew — July 24, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Just FYI, this is not tej. Tej is honey wine fermented with water, honey, and the bittering root Gesho. No grapes, no added yeasts. The recipe above is for bottled white wine sweetened with honey. I’m sure it’s tasty, it’s just not Tej.


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