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Nino cocktail

41 Gradus

Chacha, the native spirit of the country of Georgia, is the highlight at Tbilisi cocktail bar 41 Gradus. In the Nino, a riff on the Ninotchka from “The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury, bar owner Roman Milostivy and his team sub in chacha in place of vodka, employing it alongside white creme de cacao and lemon juice for an equal-parts cocktail that's shaken and served up.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “This Georgian Bar Is Going All In on the Country’s Native Spirit.”


  • 1 ounce chacha
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a coupe.