Russian Tea With Capers

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Recipe by Douglas C.

Under Stalinist Communism in the Soviet Union in the early 20'th century, Russia's bitter cold winters were especially harsh on the farmers and working class who could barely afford to heat their homes. In order to stay warm while working in the freezing temperatures outside, workers would regularly prepare heated beverages, but the Soviet Union's rationing made acquiring common hot beverage ingredients such as tea leaves or chocolate next to impossible. However, the Soviet government was very generous with vodka, the Russian alcoholic beverage of choice. So, crafty workers used what they had together to make a heated drink that warmed both the stomach and the mind.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the Vodka into a glass.
  2. Pour the Caper juice into the same glass.
  3. Put the Capers in that same glass.
  4. Warm it up.

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