This really is a nonsense word – actually the origin of the word literally means “Welsh.”
The cocktail, however, is not nonsense at all.
The idea was conceived over a word and memory association of a dear friend.
I love how the brain works.
She remember all the special nuances of this cocktail from years past. She remembered the muddled berries, the Grand Marnier, the simplicity of great quality vodka, and a twist of lime. She remembered its beauty and its pleasure. And, she remembered it to be THE “ky-mar-ish-ka.”
I searched and searched for a drink with this type of liqueur selection. Nothing to be found – a Russian mystery (other than that the word comes from Wales).
Upon further research, I discovered the drink she so remember no where near resembled this beautiful memory and was called: Caipiroska (look it up).
I absolutely prefer Kybriska in every way.
This one is dedicated to you, mama.
The Evita Kybriska
1/2 cup mixed berries (blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry)
1 tsp. cane sugar
1 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 oz. Glass Vodka
1 squeeze of fresh lime
Allow the berries to macerate and marinate in the sugar and Grand Marnier mixture (chilled) for 1-2 days.
Top with crushed ice and a drizzle of Glass Vodka (this is a layered drink).
Squeeze the fresh lime juice over the top and garnish with a twist.
Sip your way to serenity.