Drink of the Week: Marusya Gold
Moscow On The Hill
A champagne cocktail with a kick
Order up the Marusya Gold and it is hard not to squeal with delight at the pretty drink that arrives moments later: Its glow golden with warm pink tones, its playful bubble, it’s cherry winking at you from inside the small champagne flute like an exclamation point. It may have a sweet outward appearance, but this drink is not that innocent. Its ingredients can stand up to any martini: one and a half shots of homemade cherry vodka, topped with dry champagne, and a maraschino cherry. It might sound sweeter than a Cherry Coke, but it’s not. The champagne manages to offset any grenadine-effect the cherry vodka might have if it had been mixed with something sweeter, like 7-Up. See, girly drinks can be elegant afterall.