How to Make It
Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add a handful of ice, and shake it like you mean it. Strain it into a chilled glass and enjoy.
Why We Like It
Team USA is really racking up the medals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, having moved into #1 in the overall medal count. To celebrate, we’re putting a Russian twist — or twizzle, if you will — on the Gold Rush, an American cocktail made with bourbon, lemon juice, and honey syrup.
The Sochi Gold uses Russian vodka (or any, really) in place of bourbon, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, honey syrup, plus a little ginger liqueur. Ginger is a spice often used in Sbiten, a traditional Russian honey-based drink, but if you don’t have ginger liqueur around the house, you could get the same effect by grating a little fresh ginger on top.