Leninade image

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 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.


Orange zest twist (discarded) and lemon slice


Orange undertones add citrus depth to the lemon explosion.


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.


139 calories

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