Communist Cocktail

by Stevi on August 26, 2009

in Gin,Liqueurs

I was paging through Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails when I hit The Communist.

The Communist Cocktail

The Communist Cocktail

The Communist

1 ounce London dry gin
1 ounce orange juice
0.75 ounce lemon juice
0.5 ounce cherry brandy (Cherry Heering)

Shake until as sold as Mother Russia, double strain into a very proletarian cocktail glass.

With fresh fruit juices and Cherry Heering, this is a little bourgeois for the name. I was initially reluctant to go with the full 3/4 ounce lemon juice, but decided the cherry brandy and orange juice would be plenty sweet, so in it went.

A surprisingly dry final result.

I rarely use fresh squeezed orange juice, largely because I rarely see proper juicing oranges, and don’t much like navel orange juice in my cocktails. This came out enjoyable as is, but I bet it would be really great with fresh orange juice. And the color of the cocktail is a lot of fun.

Definitely a drink I’ll keep in mind to return to in the future. Bet it would make a fun brunch drink.

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