Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Traditional Russian recipe that has a multi-day process to it. Kvass is considered the tsar of thirst quenchers in Russia - low-alcohol, beer like drink full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that stimulates the circulation and keeps the intestines healthy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice bread and toast in the oven. Place in a large pan and cover with 4 1/2 qts boiling water.
  2. Cover and leave to soak for 24 hours. Add yeast, sugar and the mint, stir well and leave to ferment in a warm place for 10-12 hours.
  3. Strain everything through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Pour into bottles, add the raisins equally and seal well.
  4. Leave to chill and rest for 4 days then use as soon as possible.