Serve in aCollins glass
Orange zest twist (discarded) and lemon slice
How to make:
SHAKE first 5 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)|
|1/3 fl oz||Giffard Grenadine syrup|
|1/12 fl oz||Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|2 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
|2 fl oz||Soda (club soda) water|
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Orange undertones add citrus depth to the lemon explosion.
Adapted from a recipe created by Dick Bradsell at Fred's bar in 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 added the grenadine and made the Leninade a long drink in July 2013 due to comments from Discerning Drinkers saying the name was suggestive of a long red vodka-based drink.
One serving of Leninade contains 145 calories.