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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.
- Slice the lemons thinly and remove the seeds. Cover with 4 1/2 quarts boiling water in a large pot.
- Add the sugar and honey and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Add the yeast and leave to ferment in a warm place for 24 hours.
- Strain and pour into bottles together with the raisins distrbuted equally. Seal well, chill, and leave the lemon kvass to rest for 4 days.