Russian Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (7 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
3/4 fl oz Cherry Heering cherry brandy liqueur
1/4 fl oz Kirschwasser (cherry) eau-de-vie
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Review:

Sweet brandy meets dry cherry eau-de-vie in this serious vodka-laced cocktail. Contemporary bartenders may prefer to stir this cocktail but it's classically shaken and all the better for it.

History:

Believed to be the first vodka cocktail to appear in print, this first appears in a 1911 book, Beverages de Luxe, published in Louisville, USA. It is thought to originally come from the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, USA.

RUSSIAN COCKTAIL
A drink which is in the last year much appreciated in the Northern Part of Europe, and is lately introduced here, where it has proven to be appreciated by connoisseurs.
Three-fifths Vodka.
Two-fifths Ruhinoy (a Russian cherry cordial made of cherry stones).
Frappe and strained.
This drink is very strong).

Beveages de Luxe, 1911

Nutrition:

One serving of Russian Cocktail contains 193 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 28.79% alc./vol. (57.58° proof)
  • 21.6 grams of pure alcohol
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