Balalaika
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Balalaika
Cocktail recipe

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The Balalaika cocktail is a classic Russian drink that has become a staple in bars around the world. Its recipe calls for 45ml each of vodka, triple sec, and lemon ... more The Balalaika cocktail is a classic Russian drink that has become a staple in bars around the world. Its recipe calls for 45ml each of vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice, creating a perfectly balanced blend of flavors. Vodka, the base spirit, provides a clean and crisp taste, while triple sec adds a hint of sweetness and depth. The addition of fresh lemon juice gives the cocktail a refreshing citrus twist, making it a perfect choice for warm summer evenings. The name "Balalaika" comes from a traditional Russian stringed instrument, reflecting the cocktail's strong ties to its country of origin. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a smooth and tart drink, and it can be easily adjusted to suit different preferences by adjusting the amount of each ingredient.

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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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Vodka
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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26.67% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Vodka cocktail ingredient
Vodka
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Triple Sec cocktail ingredient
Triple Sec
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Lemon Juice cocktail ingredient
Lemon Juice
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange wedge, and serve
~ Use freshly squeezed lemon juice if available. ~

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