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Russian Dove

Russian Dove

The Russian Dove is our take on a Mexican favourite, The Paloma cocktail. The Spanish word “paloma” translates to “dove” in English. Keeping the basic building blocks of the classic paloma, we’ve replaced the tequila with Top Shelf Vodka and tweaked out a few ratios. Not everyone likes tequila, so if you ever wanted to try a paloma but were scared off by the agave spirit it comes with, we’re here to rescue you! Refreshing and complex, the Russian Dove showcases crisp grapefruit and sour flavours accentuated by delicious honey and lime. A touch of aromatic bitters offers a unique layer of depth and the cocktail finished off with a refreshing splash of soda water. A salted rim can help balance off the acidity of this grapefruit focussed cocktail, but that is totally optional.



  • Dehydrated Grapefruit Wheel


  • Rocks Glass


Optional rimmer: You may rim a Rocks class with lime juice and dip into course salt to create a salted rim. Set glass aside. In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey syrup and bitters. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into your Rocks glass and add ice. Top with soda water (approx 2 oz). Garnish with half of a dehydrated grapefruit wheel. 

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