Stir It Thursday: Red Russian from the American Bar

Simple and elegant, this cocktail is sure to add sophistication to your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

For those celebrating a romantic Valentine’s Day at home, head mixologist Erik Rychnavsky of the American Bar at The Stafford London has created the Red Russian, a seductive, easy-to-make, love potion—sure to spark romance!


  • 1 1/2 oz(44ml) Chase Marmalade Vodka
  • 1/2 oz (15ml) Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz (15ml) double cream
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 mint leaves


  • Muddle strawberries and mint together
  • Add remaining ingredients to strawberry and mint
  • Add ice
  • Shake well and strain in to a coupe glass
  • Garnish with a strawberry

This recipe serves one, so double up and enjoy with your sweetheart!

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