Red-Eyed Russian – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Sep 6 2013 - 6:00am by RetroRuth

It’s Friday, so you know what that means:

Alcohol!

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This week we picked a drink that is almost entirely straight alcohol for Tom since he had to eat a crazy gelatin this week. Granted, that gelatin ended up actually tasting good, but he still deserved it for being brave.

Red-Eyed Russian
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Ingredients
  • 1 jigger vodka
  • ½ jigger cherry brandy or cherry Heering
  • 1 tsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. May also be served on the rocks.

 

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Plus we were able to break out the Heering, which is always fun.

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“I could seriously drink six of these.”

The Verdict: Very good

From The Tasting Notes:

Straight forward, and a drink for a vodka drinker. Sour from the lime with a slight hint of cherry. You could still taste the vodka, so make sure you use the good stuff!

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. deb September 6, 2013 at 8:04 am - Reply

    LOVE these recipes! Thanks for them…

  2. Ae September 6, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Oooh! That sounds good!

  3. Tipsykit September 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I love Tom’s shirt!!! And the drink sounds good too.

  4. Andrea September 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Man, my “to drink” list is becoming really long! Another must try, I think!

  5. Sara In AZ September 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    *want*

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