|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Ketel One Citroen vodka|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Giffard Grenadine Syrup|
|2 dash||Orange bitters (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.