In Ukraine horilka is being produced since the 16th to 18th century from the era of Zaporozhye Sich. This is also known as one of the best traditional drink of Ukraine whose composition is quite simple. It is basically a solution of water and ethyl alcohol (commonly 40% ethyl alcohol and 60% water). A major difference which you can find in horilka and vodka is that the horilka has a taste of pepper which can give your mouth and entire body a burn effect. With the addition of pepper, in some recipes, honey is also being used as an additional ingredient to give the horilka a soft taste and to eliminate the smell of alcohol. It is known as one of the purest drinks all around the world. And it can be the best Ukrainian Christmas gifts too, it is because it can be the best pair up with any feast or event easily.