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The Ingredients

90 ml Milk, 10 ml Crème de Cassis

How To make a Pink Russian

Add the crème de cassis to the bottom of a wine glass, and then top up with milk.

Social and Cocktail says:

A variation on the classic White Russian that has a certain creamy/fruity charm. This is essentially a sweet  alcoholic milkshake, which will work perfectly for a hen party or wedding reception. The Pink Russian is not too strong and hence  can be enjoyed by people who don’t normally drink much alcohol. The melding of the purple crème de cassis and the milk give it an amazing cloudy pink hue.

The crème de cassis used in the making of this cocktail is a dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants and has an intense sweet and fruit taste. Crème de cassis is primarily made in the Burgundy region of France and indeed France remains the drinks biggest market. The production of crème de cassis involves crushing the blackcurrants and soaking them in sugar, after which, sugar is added, to balance the tartness of the fruit.

There are several excellent brands of crème de cassis available to make this cocktail, with the most popular and readily available being De Kuyper and Bols, however, our personal favourite for this drink is the Gabriel Boudier Crème de Cassis which has a slightly fuller flavour and less aftertaste.

For best results, we recommend you use full fat milk, as its gives the drink a much richer flavour and mouth feel. Furthermore, always remember to serve the milk chilled as this helps to combine the flavours better.

Did You Know?

Milk would not be frothy without its protein content.