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Black currant lemonade

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Still summer outside, still hot. The rain doesn’t matter, still want some refreshments! And because I love berries I made this refreshing drink. Not that you couldn’t use them some other way, it’s just that there are other things to make besides cakes and pies. And fresh, home made juice is just the thing.

If you want to make this drink more healthy, I advise you to mix 1/2 glass juice with 1/2 glass water. The taste will be the same, but it will be a bit lighter. Actually every juice should be drank like that cause, for example, fresh juice is considered a food not a drink. And it consists of huge amount of sugars.

Anyhow, the recipe is as simple as ABC. Boil the berries with water, add sugar. Add as much as you think is sweet enough.






4 responses »

  1. Mors, Russian Berry Cocktail

    Posted: July 2, 2011 in Beverages, Recipes
    Tags: blueberries, mors, red currants

    Mors is a refreshing drink made of berries. Though cranberries are the most traditional choice, any berry in season can be used, and commercial brands in Russia and Ukraine offer anything from blackcurrant to raspberry. This version, made with red currants and blueberries, was inspired by the selection at the Union Square Greenmarket this morning — I avoid mixing more than 2 flavors, or it becomes hard to distinguish them in the final beverage.

    Mors can be consumed by itself or in cocktails. More often than not, the cocktail is simply a shot of vodka on the side.

    Red currant and blueberry mors
    Yields about 3 glasses

    5 oz red currant
    5 oz blueberry
    15 oz water
    3 oz sugar (more or less, depending on your taste and the acidity of the berries)
    1 tbsp lemon juice

    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.

  2. Bija gardi!

  3. Looks like a great summer drink :) Katie x


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