Yorsh

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Yorsh
Cocktail
TypeCocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Commonly used ingredients
  • 10 parts beer
  • 1 part vodka (Ratio varies according to taste.)
PreparationMix thoroughly and drink quickly.

Yorsh (Also known as Mora Grogg) (Russian: Ёрш which means "Ruffe") is a Russian mixed drink consisting of beer thoroughly mixed with an ample quantity of vodka. It is traditionally drunk in a social setting, typically with a toast followed by downing a full glass of it at one go.

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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