I think I know the parent of this cocktail. The so-called Yorsh
History of creation
Since the cocktail appeared a long time ago and in several places at once, it is not possible to establish its creator. Most likely, here, as in many other cases, folk ingenuity worked, someone decided to mix vodka with champagne at the festive table. The name of the cocktail given by the creator remains unknown. Presumably, it first appeared in the USSR, and was invented by students of one of the Moscow universities.
It seems to me that this cocktail was liked by aristocrats, but drinking vodka was not in status.
What else did you find out:
- I made a mistake with Yorsh
- Found the name of the cocktail -
Yorsh is a medium-strength alcoholic cocktail. Most often, the word
"Yorsh (ruff)" means a mixture of
vodka and beer. A characteristic
feature of the mixture is that it causes intoxication faster than the
amount of beer or vodka corresponding to the volume of alcohol
separately. A similar effect is achieved due to the effect of carbon
dioxide contained in beer on the gastric mucosa, which contributes to
the rapid absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.
See the history of the cocktail above
"Polar Bear(White Bear)" (also "
Northern Lights") - a mixture of vodka or alcohol
with champagne. The name originated in the north, when the tedder (a
stolen awl - that is, stolen alcohol) began to interfere with
champagne. During the perestroika period, the
Brown Bear cocktail
mixture of vodka or alcohol - By alcohol it should be understood - a drink of 90° strength (from lat. spiritus)
History reference Polar/White Bear
The exact time of discovery and the author of the recipe are unknown. According to legend, Siberian gold miners came up with the cocktail, approximately in the 70s of the XX century, when vodka, cognac and champagne began to be imported into their working settlements.
In fact, this is one cocktail - in solid alcohol with sparkling wine. Champagne with vodka is called “
Polar/White Bear”, and champagne with cognac is called “
Brown Bear”, because it has a brown color. To taste, both options are suitable, but "Brown Bear" from the tannic tones of barrel-aged cognac.
Another similar cocktail is Northern Lights, but it is more gentle, as it contains lemon juice and sugar, which soften the taste.
It is noteworthy that I could only find such articles in Russian.