Russian Standard Gold Part Three: The Verdict

Okay, so we’ve spent two weeks with vodka that hails from the frozen country known as Russia. The real question is yet to be answered, however: is this really worth the nigh-on-50-dollar price tag. Shockingly, the answer is… yes. Now, it’s not lightly that I recommend a $50 vodka. After all, there are plenty of […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Bolshoi Basil Green

This one comes straight from the folks at Russian Standard. 1.5 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz fresh lime juice 3 fresh sprigs basil 2 tsp simple syrup Club Soda Muddle the basil and simple syrup in a high ball glass. Fill the glass with ice and then add the vodka, lime juice and club […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Tangier Tangerine

Tangerine dream, bitches. Now that we’ve properly BLOWN YOUR FUCKIN’ MIND we can move along to the cocktail tonight. Man. Tangier Tangerine 2 oz Russian Standard Gold Vodka 2 oz tangerine juice .25 oz lime juice Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Strawberry Limeade

It’s summer time! That means it’s time for visits to America’s Favorite Drive-In (TM) Strawberry Limeade 2 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz Rose’s Lime Cordial 3 strawberries Soda water to top 1 strawberry for garnish Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a rocks glass with the lime cordial. Fill the glass with ice, […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Golden Russian

This cocktail seems to be oddly fitting, at least when you compare the name of the cocktail with the name of the vodka we’re using for its base. Golden Russian 1.5 Russian Standard Gold Vodka 1 oz Galliano 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice Combine ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Stir gently.

Russian Standard Gold Part One: The Taste Test

Here we are again with another ultra-premium base spirit. And while we’re not sure if we’ve just been listening to Watch the Throne too much lately (it has been on repeat in the test bar essentially since it came out), but the next two week’s came in a package that would make Kanye and the […]