Apple kvas


  • 1 1/2 kg of sour apples
  • 5 l (liter) of water
  • 2-2 1/2 glasses of sugar/ honey
  • cinnamon – to taste
  • lemon/ orange zest
  • 1/2-1 glass of ashberry juice
  • 10-15 g of yeast
  • raisins – to taste


Cut apples into pieces (do not peel them). Boil the fruits, filter the drink and throw out the apples. Combine some sugar with yeast. Add sugar or honey, yeast, ashberry juice and cinnamon to the drink. Stir everything carefully.

Put beverage in a warm place and wait until a froth appears. Pour drink in a bottle, add some raisins and cork up the bottle. Keep kvass in a cold place.

Serve apple kvass with ice cubes.

Enjoy your drink!

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