Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a refreshing cool drink or cocktail. Colas and store bought juices are boring and loaded with artificial colors, flavors and sugar. Iced teas and kambuchas are trending among hipsters and yuppies alike, setting a new standard for artisanal drinks.
We’ve all been inspired by scrumptious pics of colorful liquid concoctions in beautifully arranged mason jars. This summer, why not explore the world of authentically Russian cocktails and compotes. We’ve collected six classic favorites, complete with recipes for your summer drinking pleasure.
*Keep reading for a bonus recipe for traditional Russian ‘nastoika’ (infused vodka).*