The Russian Spring Punch cocktail was created in London, England by Dick Bradsell in the 1980s. He claims not to remember which bar he was working at at the time, but tells the story of how he created the recipe for personal friends wishing to hold a cocktail party while minimizing the amount of money they had to spend on alcohol. Participants were provided with the vodka, cassis, sugar syrup and lemon juice, and were asked to bring their own Prosecco. It is named for the russian vodka, and the John Collins, which is a spring drink.
- 30 ml/ 1 oz. vodka
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. Crème de Cassis
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. lemon juice, freshly sqeezed
- 10 ml / ¼ oz. sugar syrup
- 60 ml/ 2 oz. Prosecco
- Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker, except the Prosecco.
- Shake well with ice, strain into chilled tall tumbler glass filled with ice.
- Top up with Prosecco.
- Absolut vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Crème de Cassis | USA | UK* | Germany*
- Prosecco | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Sugar cane syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*