Russian Cocktail

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Bartender

Russian Cocktail image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

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.

History:

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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