Mors, a Russian Berry Drink

Mors, a Russian Berry Drink
Staff Writer

Food Pestroika

Mors

Mors is a refreshing berry drink, common in Russia, and made with whatever berries are in season-- from cranberries, to blueberries and black currants. More often than not, a shot of vodka is served with the drink.

3
Servings
494
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5  Ounces  red currant
  • 15  Ounces  water
  • 3  Ounces  sugar (or more, depending on acidity of the berries)
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 5  Ounces  blueberries (or cranberries)

Directions

Place the berries and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Pass the liquid through a chinois and return to the saucepan. Add the sugar and lemon juice, then bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and remove from the heat.

Pass through a chinois again, let cool and refrigerate.

Serve with ice. Vodka optional.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
73g
56%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
182µg
26%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
137mg
14%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
118µg
30%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
181mg
26%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
488mg
33%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
124g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Russian Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Russian Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.