Yorsh: A Russian Cocktail Made With A Mix Of Beer And Vodka
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Yorsh, also known as Mora Grogg, is a Russian mixed drink fused with a combination of beer with an ample amount of vodka poured towards the end. You may already be well aware of Russia's love affair with vodka. Vodka is undoubtedly a must alcoholic beverage for Russian locals. Be it any cocktail, Russians love adding a splash of vodka to almost every cocktail they can get their hands on. Vodka, being a natural spirit, is generally used in the making of yorsh to increase the alcohol content, which does not mess with the flavours of beer or alter its taste. Everything about this Russian cocktail, from its origin to history, sadly remains ambiguous to date. Although the first evidence of this Russian cocktail goes back to the 17th century, making its reference in an anonymous poem. Yorsh is among the best Russian cocktails that are traditionally said to be drunk in a social setting. It is typically sipped on, with a toast in one hand followed by downing a glass of it at usually one go. Yorsh tastes almost bitter but is perfect enough to add booze to your life. Ready to gulp down a glass of yorsh at a single shot? Here are the steps of making it at home. 


  • 30ml Beer
  • 40ml Vodka

Steps in the making-

  • Take any fancy cocktail glass filled with many ice cubes and pour beer into it. Drop a fantastic splash of vodka at the end. 
  • Stir and mix well. 
  • Garnishing is optional. However, if you wish to garnish, place a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass.
  • Tada! Yorsh is ready to serve and relish.

This cocktail is perfect for making you feel the right amount of tipsiness. So invite your friends over the weekend and enjoy sipping on Yorsh. Don’t forget to drink wisely, though!