Russian Cocaine
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Russian Cocaine
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The Russian Cocaine cocktail is a high-impact drink featuring a bold combination of flavors. This traditional concoction takes a straightforward shot of vodka and pairs it with an intense burst ... more The Russian Cocaine cocktail is a high-impact drink featuring a bold combination of flavors. This traditional concoction takes a straightforward shot of vodka and pairs it with an intense burst of citrus and sweetness by serving it alongside a slice of lemon coated with sugar and ground coffee. The contrasting tastes of bitter coffee, sour lemon, and the sweet granules create a multi-sensory experience, amplifying the sharp, clean profile of the vodka. Intended to be consumed in a certain sequence to maximize the effect, this cocktail is typically served in a shot glass and is known for its stimulating taste sensation akin to its namesake.
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40% | 1.2 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Russian Cocaine

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour vodka into a shot glass
Sprinkle some sugar and ground coffee beans onto the slice of lemon and serve alongside the shot
Eat the lemon slice just before downing the shot


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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly prepare a Russian Cocaine cocktail?

To prepare a Russian Cocaine cocktail, start by chilling a shot glass. Pour 30ml of vodka into the shot glass. Take a slice of lemon and dip one side in sugar and the other side in coffee grounds. Bite the lemon slice and then drink the shot of vodka. This cocktail is not shaken or stirred, keeping the preparation simple and straightforward.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of alcohol instead of vodka in a Russian Cocaine?

While the traditional Russian Cocaine cocktail specifically uses vodka for its clear, crisp taste and high alcohol content, you could experiment with other clear spirits if desired. However, substituting vodka with another type of alcohol, such as gin or white rum, may significantly alter the cocktail's intended flavor profile and potency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Russian Cocaine cocktail?

The Russian Cocaine cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass. The unique combination of biting into a lemon slice coated with sugar and coffee, followed by the vodka shot, provides a distinct experience. Ensure the vodka is well-chilled before serving to enhance the overall taste and enjoyment.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Russian Cocaine cocktail suitable for?

Given its strong flavor and alcohol content, the Russian Cocaine cocktail is most suitable for lively, adult parties or gatherings where guests are looking for unique and potent shots to enjoy. Its quick preparation makes it ideal for impromptu celebrations or as a conversation starter.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Russian Cocaine compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Russian Cocaine cocktail is on the higher end compared to many classic cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume. Its sole ingredient of vodka makes it a very potent choice, aimed at those who prefer a stronger alcoholic kick in their beverages.

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