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Base spirit
Commonly used ingredients
  • 10 parts beer
  • 1 part vodka (Ratio varies according to taste.)
PreparationMix thoroughly and drink quickly.

Yorsh (Russian: Ёрш), also known as mora grogg, is a Russian mixed drink consisting of beer thoroughly mixed with an ample quantity of vodka.[1][2] It is traditionally drunk in a social setting, typically with a toast followed by downing a full glass of it at one go. It is commonly consumed in Russia.

Vodka is a neutral spirit which does not greatly alter the flavor of the beer, but does greatly increase its alcohol content.

Probably the first evidence of presence of such a mix in Russian drinking culture is the Tale of Woe and Misfortune, an anonymous 17th-century poem. The early version of yorsh described there included mead, however.

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  1. ^ "Коктейль Ерш: состав, рецепты и последствия употребления". Алколайф: рецепты алкогольных напитков в домашних условиях (in Russian). 18 January 2022. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Vodka: A Taste of Russia - New York Times". archive.nytimes.com. Retrieved 17 October 2022.

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