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Recipe----Cranberry Juice (Klyukvennyi Mors)

l pound of cranberries

1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 cups of water

zest of half a lemon, in a long spiral.

l cup of sugar

Rinse he cranberries.  Place them in a large saucepan with the water and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, or until the skins have burst.

Meanwhile, line a colander with cheesecloth.  When the cranberries have burst, strain the juice through the colander, lettubg it drip into a bowl for a few minutes.  Then gently press the cranberries to extract the remaining juice.

(If a very clear juice is desired, strain once again through clean cheesecloth.) 

Return the juice to a clean saucepan and bring to a boil with the sugar.  Simmer for just 1 or 2 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Let cool.  When the juice has cooled, stir in the lemon juice and the l emon spiral.  Chill and serve.  Yield about l quart.

 

Research on recipe:

This drink originated in Constantinoble about 1,000 years ago.

The drink was originally water and honey.  The MORS part of it means Moose.

As time went on cranberries were used instead of the honey.

The website for this is in Russian.

My experience is zero--a female relative did it for me.

It reminds me of just plain crannberry juice.

I would drink it after a hard day's work on a hot day.