Leninade

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Serve in

Collins glass...
fl oz Ketel One Citroen Vodka
½ fl oz Triple sec liqueur
¾ fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fl oz Giffard Sirop Grenadine (Grenadine Syrup)
2 dash Angostura Orange Bitters (optional)
Top up with Soda (club soda) or sparkling water
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How to make:

SHAKE first five ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) and lemon slice

Comment:

Orange undertones add citrus depth to the lemon explosion.

About:

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.

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