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Mors, a Russian Berry Drink



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.


  • 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)


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.