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The Dirty Lenin: A Cocktail Worthy of a Despot

Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich,--1870-1924.

Drinks | October 25, 2015 | By

Sometimes sleep deprivation can be the source of pure, indisputable genius. As my sister worked a nightshift, she sent me a photo of the linen closet in her call room. 

FullSizeRender“Great argument for learning how to spell. I am just glad I don’t get the dirty Lenin,” she texted.

She’s so right. Vladimir Lenin, head of the Bolsheviks, was a brutal dictator. You certainly wouldn’t want to be in a hospital saving lives at 3 a.m. and then be insulted with the dirty version of a mass murderer in a room that already looks a lot like a jail cell.

To me, the unfortunate spelling error sounded a lot like a cocktail. So, we came up with the Dirty Lenin: a cross between a White Russian and a Dirty Martini. A drink, so pioneering, it’s worthy of Sandra Lee’s Cocktail Time. I’m sure, we’ll be ghostwriting cocktail recipes for New York’s Semi-First Lady before we know it.

The Dirty Lenin: A cocktail worthy of a despot
A cross between a Dirty Martini and a White Russian Warning: Consume at your own risk
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  1. 1 part Kahlúa
  2. 1 part vodka
  3. 1 part gin
  4. 1 part half and half
  5. 1 part olive juice
  6. A splash of vermouth in the glass
  7. Dill for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Kahlúa, vodka, gin, half and half and olive juice. Swirl the vermouth in a chilled martini glass and strain the cocktail into glass. Garnish with a sprig of dill.
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Best served cold with a slice of Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa Cake. Please send photos, if you actually make this. If you try it and actually enjoy it, I’ll send you a set of Lenin matryoshka dolls.
Lenin and co. Nesting dolls


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