by Olga, on August 12, 2014
Kompot is one of the traditional beverages prepared in almost every family of Eastern Europe. It can be made from fresh or dry fruits, depending on the season of the year. Usually it is served as a cold drink, but some body might like it warm as well.
Any variety of fruits will make a delicious drink.
Combination of different fruits will bring different color and different flavor to kompot.
Cut bigger fruits to smaler portions. Clean apples from cores and seeds and then cut in 8 wedges, cut plums in half, discarding seed, cut strawberries in half or leave them whole.
Bring water to a boil, sink fruits into the boiling water.
Lower heet and simmer for 5-10 minutes. If you would like to keep fruits in the beverage then add sugar and stir gently. Let kompot cool completely.
Transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate before serving.
If you decided to serve your beverage without fruits,
then strain off fruits through the colander first and
only after that add sugar to the beverage, stirring until it’s dissolved.
Can be served with ice.
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