The Russian Spring Punch is a long refreshing drink created in London in the 1990s by Dick Bradsell. With the same basis as the classic Kir Royale of raspberry and bubbles, the Russian Spring Punch is equally at home in summer beer gardens and upscale nightclubs.
The Russian Spring Punch is served in a long ‘Sling’ or Catalina glass. If you don’t have these to hand, a collins glass is about the same volume, if less glamourous.
Russian Spring Punch Ingredients
- 1¼oz Vodka
- ½oz Creme de Framboise or Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
- ¾oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½oz Simple Syrup
- Top with Champagne (may be substituted for Prosseco for a lower menu cost)
Shake first four ingredients with cubed ice. Strain over crushed ice, top with Champagne. Garnish with 2 speared raspberries and a lemon twist.
The original recipe shakes fresh raspberries into the drink also, the recipe presented above is based on the TGI Friday’s UK version from the mid 2000s.
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