Did you know that today is Russia Day? This is a rather recently established Russian national holiday that celebrates the sovereignty of the united Russia. In honor of this Russian holiday, we have a few cocktails that are cool and refreshing - even for those of us who are not Russian! We're glad to celebrate along, if it means getting to drink one of these...
All three of the cocktails were developed by Russian Standard Original Vodka to celebrate the country’s 18th year of independence. They offered traditional toasts along with the recipes:
“Do dna” – “to the last drop” “Za vstrechye” – “to being together” “Za zdorovie” – “to health”
Tolstoy Tang Ingredients: 2oz Russian Standard Original 1oz lemon juice Splash of simple sugar syrup
Directions: Shake with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass.
Moscow Mule Ingredients: 2 oz Russian Standard Original 2oz Ginger Ale
Directions: Pour the ginger ale over ice into a glass. Add Russian Standard Original and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Mango Siberian Sunrise Ingredients: 2 oz Russian Standard Original Juice of half a lime 1 teaspoon of sugar 1/4 Mango
Directions: Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mango slice.