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10 national Russian drinks that surprise foreigners

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1.Birch juice. You just think: a juice is extracted directly from a tree. It is incredible exotica which causes shock in the foreigner.  The birches grow in many places but just Russians invented to produce the birch juice, drink it and enjoy a little sweet taste of plywood. Birch juice is a very valuable product, which has good effect on the entire human body.

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%d0%ba%d0%b2%d0%b0%d1%81-kvas%d0%ba%d0%b2%d0%b0%d1%81-kvas-23. Medovuha. There are not a lot of foreigners who knows that in addition to all well-known vodka exists other tradition ancient drink in Russia. This drink is sweet unlike vodka, the main ingredient is honey. This drink is called medovuha. Medovuha fortress is 7-16%. Perhaps this drink is even better for some foreigners who are not used to strong alcohol. You will like medovuha especially if you like honey.

%d0%bc%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%be%d0%b2%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0-medovuha%d0%bc%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%be%d0%b2%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0-medovuha-34. Hrenovuha. One more strong Russian alcohol drink which surprises both foreigners and Russians is hrenovuha. Hrenovuha is tincture of horseradish, honey, vodka. You have to know that hrenovuha is even stronger than vodka! Hrenovuha is aphrodisiac. Good news! If you drink good hrenovuha you will never have a hangover.

%d1%85%d1%80%d0%b5%d0%bd%d0%be%d0%b2%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0-hrenovuha%d1%85%d1%80%d0%b5%d0%bd%d0%be%d0%b2%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0-hrenovuha-25. Klukovka. It is a very good drink for women. It is not so strong and has very delicious cranberry taste. Main ingredients of Klukovka are vodka and cranberry. Cranberry is favorite raw material for winemakers. It is easy to find in Russia and it is very delicious.

%d0%ba%d0%bb%d1%8e%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%b2%d0%ba%d0%b0-klukovka%d0%ba%d0%bb%d1%8e%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%b2%d0%ba%d0%b0-klukovka-26. Tarhun, Baikal. «Baikal»— nonalcoholic carbonated tonic dark-brown color drink. It is original composition from natural essential oils and extracts of herbs.  «Tarhun» is sweet nonalcoholic carbonated green color drink. It is made from water, lemon acid, sugar and tarragon extract.


7. Kisel. Even Russians can`t understand if it is drink or food. It is because Kisel has very strange consistency. This is not a jelly or fruit-drink, it is something between it. If you pour kisel in a cup and give some foreigners, somebody of them will try to add hot water to this drink to make it more liquid.


8. Kompot. It is a dessert drink from fruits and berries, or it is decoction of the fruits in syrup, or a mixture of dried fruit and dried berries.


9. Mors. It is a refreshing drink from berry juice, fruits, vegetables and water with sugar or honey. There are a lot of different recipes of mors. More often ingredients for mors are cranberry, cherry, red and black currant, cowberry, blackberry or bird-cherry. Mors is one of an ancient Russian drinks.


10. Rowan tincture. Rowan tincture usually is used for treatment. Rowel has been famous special medicinal properties. Organic acid, vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients in its composition help fight a variety of diseases.



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