Ukrainian cocktails are a tasty blend of traditional Ukrainian ingredients and modern mixology. They often feature flavors like honey, cherry, and various herbs, mixed with spirits like vodka to create unique and refreshing drinks.
Whether you’re a mixology enthusiast looking for something different to try, or simply someone who appreciates diverse and delicious drinks, Ukrainian cocktails offer a fun and flavorful way to explore Ukraine’s rich culinary heritage. So, if you’re up for a little adventure in your glass and want to savor the taste of Ukraine, these cocktails are definitely worth a pour!
The Kyiv Mule Cocktail is a delicious drink with Ukrainian vodka, ginger beer, and lime. Sounds like a standard Moscow mule, right? What makes it different is the addition of uzvar, a national Ukrainian beverage made with fruits and berries. This rich fruit juice brings a surprising tartness and vibrant flavor to the mule cocktail.
This beverage is a super colorful shot that is perfect for your next party! It’s half pineapple juice and half blue curacao, which is an orange-flavored liqueur colored bright blue. When you pour these shots, the blue liqueur sits on top of the yellow pineapple juice, so the drink looks like the Ukrainian flag from the side!
The Zelenskyy cocktail also looks like a Ukrainian flag from the side, with blue liquid settled on top of the yellow part of the drink. It features passionfruit puree, peach schnapps, fruit juices, blue curacao, and your choice of vodka, creating a sweet but sharp flavor. It blends sweet and sour flavors for a mouthwatering taste.
Unlike the White Russian cocktail, the White Ukrainian is a complex drink with many ingredients. It includes coffee liqueur, vodka, coconut rum, Irish cream, amaretto, hazelnut liqueur, and milk. As you can see, you need a well-stocked bar to make this drink, but it’s worth it for the creamy dessert cocktail.
Ukrainian Khrenovykha can be enjoyed as a shot or sipped on as a drink. It’s a horseradish-infused vodka that has a spicy, biting flavor that you won’t soon forget. It’s mixed with honey and lemon juice to mellow the sharp flavor, creating a unique and complex flavor profile. This drink is one of the odder Ukranian cocktails, but perfect for adventurous drinkers. We'd recommend it in a bloody mary, for sure!
5 Ukrainian Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Elevate your mixology game with a taste of Ukraine.