That wily Russian monk Rasputin really got around. This violet-hued mixture comes from The South American Gentleman’s Companion, published in 1939. The author discovered Rasputin in Buenos Aires at a time when vodka, as a base for US cocktails, was virtually unknown. This drink should be served very cold.
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce creme de cassis
1 teaspoon Rose’s lime juice
Combine in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Give it a long shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. If you enjoy the sweetened black currant flavor, add another 1/2 ounce of creme de cassis before shaking.
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