Russian Spring Punch

February 7, 2024

The London-born mixologist Dick Bradsell is credited with concocting the Russian Spring Punch during the 1980s. Despite not recalling the specific bar where he was employed at the time, Bradsell shares the tale of crafting the recipe for close friends who sought to host a cocktail party without breaking the bank on alcohol expenses.

Russian Spring Punch cocktail recipe

Russian Spring Punch cocktail boasts a refreshing flavor profile, harmonizing the richness of vodka with the fruity and tart notes of blackcurrant, creating a slightly sweet drink.

IBA Category:
New Era Drinks

Russian Spring Punch cocktail recipe


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (1:1 ratio of water to sugar)
  • soda water (to top up)
  • ice cubes

Russian Spring Punch cocktail recipe

1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
2. Pour in the vodka, crème de cassis, freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.
3. Shake the mixture well to chill the ingredients.
4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
5. Top up the glass with soda water.
6. Optionally, garnish with a lime wheel or twist for decoration.
7. Stir gently before serving.