Recipe Review

Three Cocktails for Russia Day

updated May 3, 2019
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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
2oz Russian Standard Original
1oz lemon juice
Splash of simple sugar syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass.

Moscow Mule
2 oz Russian Standard Original
2oz Ginger Ale

Pour the ginger ale over ice into a glass. Add Russian Standard Original and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Mango Siberian Sunrise
2 oz Russian Standard Original
Juice of half a lime
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 Mango

Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with mango slice.

(Images: Russian Standard Original Vodka)