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Discover kompot, the most refreshing drink for those Caucus summer days. This recipe for kompot is from Polish Foodies.

Prep time: -

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes: 2 glasses


500g of fresh or frozen fruit (we chose cherries)

1tbsp of sugar/sweetener - may need more

1l water

1. You'd be kom-potty not to try this

Wash your 500g of berries to remove any non-berry matter. If you're unlucky like Kate with her porridge fruit, you will be removing any from stones to large insects.

Put your chosen berries into a large pot and pour over 1l of water. Boil on a medium heat for about 30 minutes enjoying the impressionit smoosh of colours.

Add in 1btsp of sugar, or more to taste if your berries are very tart.

Leave to cool and serve over ice.

Dink and sink!

Food for Thought

Lizzy says: "When Kate and I were in Georgia we basically survived by drinking kompot and eating kinkhali (and being entertained by Georgonika). I remember this being very sweet and refreshing but this version was quite tart and watery, I think maybe it would help if the fruit was soaked in the water for longer. But it was never going to be as good drinking it without a Georgian man serenading you on a piano." 5/10

Kate says: "I first tried kompot on Lizzy and my trip to Georgia but it seems like it's pretty common across all of central and eastern Europe. This was ridiculously easy and I can't believe we took this long to make it and it's perfect for a hot day to cool down.It kindof tastes like squash but is pretty much all natural, I really like the taste of the cherry version but I am keen to try with other fruits. Also apparently you can have it hot in winter (?!) which would be a game changer. 9/10 "

7/10 Gasps


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