Russian Cocktail

Difford's Guide



Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


Russian Cocktail image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 12 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
34 fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
14 fl oz G. Miclo Kirsch Vieux Eau de Vie

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Our comment:

Sweet brandy meets dry cherry eau-de-vie in this serious vodka laced cocktail.


We have David Wondrich to thank for discovering this drink, believed to be the first vodka cocktail to appear in print. He found it in a 1911 book called Beverage Deluxe and the drink itself is thought to originally come from the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, USA.

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