Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Another drink for my Russian readers: this one named after the historic irregular cavalry forces that are a symbol of Russian strength. This was a strong drink too. I was looking for a photo of Vladimir Putin or a copy of Tolstoy's novel by the same name, but it turns out that all of my copies of these are digital and I had a drink in my hand that I really wanted to try while it was cold.

Less sour than the Woman Warrior, the Cossack is sophisticated. It calls for Cognac, which lends body and tamps down the grittiness that lime juice often produces.
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. cognac
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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