Coexistence Collins

The name of this drink refers to the end of the Cold War, which allowed full-flavored Russian vodka to flow freely into the West. More Vodka Drinks

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 2 ounces vodka, preferably Russian

  • 2 teaspoons kümmel (caraway liqueur), or 1 1/2 teaspoons aquavit mixed with 1/2 teaspoon Rich Simple Syrup

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup

  • 1 ounce chilled club soda

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the club soda and the garnish and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass and top with the club soda. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink, rub it around the rim of the glass, then drop it into the drink.

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