Medovukha is an alcoholic beverage made from water, honey and yeast with various flavoring agents. The drink in its modern type appeared in the XVIII century, although similar drinks according to more complex recipes were prepared as far back as in the first millennium: Medovukha along with kvass were the main strong beverages when Russia did not have any vodka or beer. Modern Medovukha is often a way to recycle immature honey, which is non-storable and not vendible.


  • honey – 500 g
  • water – 4 l
  • sugar – 500 g
  • yeast – 100 g

Preparation method (receipt)

Dilute 500 g of sugar and 250 g of honey with water (4 liters) and boil for 10-15 minutes, skimming off the foam. Then cool to 25-30 °C, add the previously diluted yeast (100 g), stir and put in a warm place for fermentation. Decant it in a couple of days, transfer to a cold place and mature for 3-4 weeks. Then filter it again and add 250 g honey more.

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