Russian Drinks

Russian Drinks

Non-alcoholic drinks

While the western brands are widely represented on the market of the country, there are some traditional non-alcoholic Russian drinks. The most famous is kvass which is made of bread. It has got a unique and inexpressible taste. You can find kvass at almost any grocery store in bottles.

The second type of drinks which is enjoyed by Russians is mors. It is a drink made of different berries, most often cranberry and red bilberry. It is available at food stores and some people like to make it at home on own.

Russians are great fans of tea. Traditional way to serve tea in Russia is tea with lemon.

Alcoholic drinks

There is a great variety of alcoholic drinks in Russia. The most famous one is Russian vodka. The ideal ratio of vodka, which is 40%, was discovered by one the greatest chemists of Russia D,itry Mendeleyev, whos most famous invention is the periodic table of elements. Before this invention people drank so called "samogon" (handmade vodka), though even today there are those who make alcohol on their own. In the shops one can find various vodka brands. Most of them are of Russian origin. Ukrainian vodkas (by the way, in Ukrainian language vodka is called "gorilka") are also popular.

Recently beer has become popular in Russia. In Russian, beer is called "pivo". Among the most famous Russian beer brands are Baltika, Klinskoe, Nevskoye and Yarpivo. Most of the brewery companies in the country belong to foreign capital.

There are not so many big vineyards on the territory of Russia, that is why the volume of wine production in Russia is not high. However wine consumption in Russia is growing.

It is important to remember that according to the law of Russia strong alcoholic drinks are not sold at the shops after 09 - 11 p. m. (depending on region).