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There are approximately 137 calories in one serving of Leninade.

Styles & Flavours


Leninade image

Serve in a

Collins glass


Orange zest twist (discarded) and lemon slice

How to make:

SHAKE first five ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.

1 1/2 fl oz Ketel One Citroen vodka
1/2 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Giffard Grenadine syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura (optional)
Top up with Thomas Henry Soda Water

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Orange undertones add citrus depth to the lemon explosion.


Created by Dick Bradsell at Fred's, London, England, in the late 1980s. His original recipe (1½ shots citrus vodka, ¼ shot triple sec, 1 shot lemon juice, ¼ shot sugar syrup and 3 dash orange bitters) was served short and straight-up with sugar syrup rather than grenadine.

I (Simon Difford) added the grenadine and made the Leninade a long drink in July 2013 after reader feedback on diffordsguide.com said the name was suggestive of a long red vodka-based drink.

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