Taste of some russian names

Idea of this post is exploring of some cocktails named with female russian names. I found five cocktails of this kind. Taste of some female russian names. Some of this cocktails are pure and famous classiс – Ninotchka Cocktail. The Anouchka Cocktail is a signature drink of Salvatore Calabrese. This post I devoted all my female friends :)

First cocktail is famous Ninotchka Cocktail which named in honour of Gretta Garbo in “Ninotchka” movie (1939).

The Ninotchka Cocktail garnished with lime wheel (Коктейль Ниночка)

Ninotchka (Nintchka, Ninitchka)

45 ml vodka
15 ml light creme de cacao
15 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake. Cocktail glass.

The taste of Ninotchka Cocktail is very interesting and unusual. The combination of smooth sour taste of lemon and sweet choсolate taste of creme de cacao is great!

Recipe of Katinka Cocktail I found in The Classic Bar & Cocktail Book by J. Goodall. This is simple and interesting cocktail.

The Katinka Cocktail (Коктейль Катенька)


50 ml vodka
40 ml apricot brandy
15 ml fresh lime juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

Sweet, no so strong cocktail with bright apricot taste and little sourness. Admirable!

My favorite CocktailDB list another and very intriguing recipe of Katinka Cocktail: gin, cordial Medoc, green Chartreuse and Angostura bitters. Sounds great! Worth to try.

Recipe of Natasha Cocktail was founded in The Bible of bartender by F. Evsevsky.

The Natasha Cocktail (Коктейль Наташа)


30 ml vodka
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml creme de banane
15 ml strawberry liqueur
Shake. Cocktail glass.

The Natasha Cocktail has very sweet candy taste. It is amazing temptation.

Anouchka Cocktail was invented by Salvatore Calabrese. It is one of his signature cocktail. It is simple and delicious combination of vodka and sweet blackberry liqueur.

The Anouchka Cocktail (Коктейль Аннушка)


70 ml vodka
10 ml creme de mur (blackberry liqueur)
Stir. Chilled cocktail glass.

This cocktail has strong and sweet berry taste. Admirable!

Recipe of Svetlana Cocktail was found on my favorite Cocktail DB.

The Svetlana Cocktail (Коктейль Светлана)


45 ml 100 proof vodka
15 ml sweet vermouth
8 ml kirsch
8 ml orange juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

This strong and elegant cocktail has comlex taste of vermouth and fruit with amazing bitter note in the aftertaste.


This elegant cocktail was invented in lobby-bar Savoy Hotel (not Claridge as you may reflect!). Claridge Cocktail has very interesting and real taste. I think it is ideal on after work evening or romantic night.


30 ml gin
30 ml dry vermouth
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml apricot brandy
Shake. Cocktail glass.

Admirable! Claridge Cocktail has unique rich sweet taste. Actually the taste of Claridge Cocktail not depend on its coldness – this cocktail has very good taste at room temperature.


This version of Zombie cocktail I was found in one book by Salvatore Calabrese. Calabrese say that this is original version of Zombie. I don`t think so, but I can say that this cocktail is very good! :)



30 ml light rum
30 ml gold rum
30 ml dark rum
20 ml cherry brandy
20 ml apricot brandy
100 ml pineapple juice
60 ml fresh orange juice
20 ml fresh lime juice
40 ml fresh papaya juice
1 tsp orgeat
15 ml overproof damerara rum
Shake all ingredients except overproof rum. Serve in tall glass (zombie) or hurricane glass. Float overproof rum, garnish with maraschino cherry, piece of pineapple or lime, or orange and sugar powder.

Admirable! This excellent cocktail has very smooth and well-balanced taste. It is not so sweet many other tiki-cocktail and I think is good.