The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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Vitaliy Ekimenko, Andreevsky Punch

The Drink

In its combination of the sweet fruits and smooth creaminess of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve and a tea at its most milky, Andreevsky Punch is a nod to the traditions of both Russia and Scotland – two countries that Vitaly believes share much in culture and climate. Taking its name from St Andrew, a shared patron saint, it is an Autumnal drink, bitter-sweet and spicy, blending the warmth and honey of the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve with the creaminess and subtle citrus of the Earl Grey tea/sweetened milk blend. The Advocaat adds further body and the Cynar gives bitter herbal notes to complement the West-coast smoke and wood finish of the whisky.

The Technique

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve • 30ml
Earl Grey tea/condensed milk blend (1:1) • 50ml
Cynar • 7ml
Advocaat • 10ml
Contains 16 grams of alcohol per serve

Shake all ingredients together, double strain into a teacup and present in classic fashion on a saucer.

To try the cocktail made by the man himself visit Funny Cabany, Moscow, Russia

Images by Pasha Bobrov