This cocktail has probably been named in honor of a first artificial satellite of Earth – Sputnik. Sputnik-1 was launched during the International Geophysical Year from Site No.1, at the 5th Tyuratam area, in Kazakh SSR (now known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome).
The recipe of Sputnik Cocktail has been founded founded on Cocktail DB. An elegant mix of vodka, Fernet Branca and lemon juice balanced with sugar – it sounds interesting, right? Another widely printed recipe of Sputnik Cocktail with cream, orange juice, vodka and peach schnapps is seemed to be totally shit.
45 ml vodka
15 ml Fernet Branca
15 ml fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Shake well with a lot of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
The Sputnik Cocktail has an interesting bitter palate. It’s undoubtedly a great aperitif drink. An admirable cocktail for a real imbiber.