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Two finished Red Russian cocktails on a dark board with a dark background

Red Russian

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red russian, red russian cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Brenda
If you enjoy a fruity, but strong cocktail, then look no further than this Red Russian. It's a stark contrast from the traditional from the more common Black Russian and White Russian that are Kalhua based. For those who enjoy a sweet and strong cocktail, this is a perfect drink. As an added bonus, if you find you are missing an ingredient, then I have you covered so you can have THE most amazing bar setup ever.
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  • ice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces cherry liqueur can also use strawberry liqueur


  • Add ice to glass
  • Pour 2 ounces of vodka and 2 ounces of cherry liqueur.
  • Garnish and enjoy!



  • This can be shaken or poured, but always use good quality ice when making a cocktail
  • If you have 24 hours, you can make any flavor liqueur that your bar at home might be missing.
  • If you make your own liqueur, it can be as sweet as you like.
  • If you are using certain store bought liqueurs, your drink might end up being clear instead. Thats ok too. Just not as pretty.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 18g