Desiree cocktail

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The Desiree cocktail is incredibly simple. It’s just five ounces of creme de cassis with an ounce of vodka (some recipes call for Stolichnaya specifically).  Creme de cassis is a relatively low proof liqueur, which is why you can get away with such a big amount of it in one drink.

Desiree Cocktail in martini glass with ice

Enjoy a Desiree anytime you’re in the mood for creme de cassis, a liqueur made from black currants. This is definitely a sweet drink, so I think of it as a sort of cordial.

Desiree Cocktail in martini glass with lemon twist
Angled view of Desiree Cocktail in martini glass with ice with lemon twist
Desiree Cocktail in martini glass with ice

Desiree cocktail

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

It doesn't get much simpler than the Desiree cocktail recipe, featuring vodka and creme de cassis. No shaking or stirring needed.


  • 5 ounce creme de cassis
  • 1 ounce Stolichnaya vodka


  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour both ingredients in.
  3. Optionally, you can garnish with a twist of lemon or lime.

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Last Updated:

October 26, 2023