How to Make a Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail

Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail is basically a vodka based drink that originated in Finland when it caused a minor revolt in the drinking culture of this country back in the 1990s. Drinks similar to Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail are also popular in Germany and Denmark, but these cocktails differ because of their base. However, Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail was the first pre-mixed drink that hit the Finland market and it became a trendy drink right away. Especially teenagers love to have Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail and due to this reason, it was also known as “teenager’s vodka”.

The flavour of Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail will remind you of cough medicine and black liquorice, as it strongly resembles these two. In addition to this it also gives the touch of increasing salivation. As far as its characteristic is concerned, Salmiakki Koskenkorva is a thick liquid with black color.

People can try Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail with different variations as well, as lemon can be substitute with lime to relish a different flavour. Although the recipe of this drink is based on anecdotal reference but it is not a secret any more, so now people can make Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail at their place. By following this simple preparation method given in this guide, you can prepare as many glasses of Salmiakki Koskenkorva Cocktail as you like without consuming much time.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size:
Cocktail Glass & Stirrer
– 3 parts of Finlandia vodka
– 6 parts of apple juice
– 1 part of Pisang Ambon liqueur
– 1 part of lemonade
– 1.5 parts of lemon juice
– ice


  • 1

    Take a cocktail glass and put some ice in it.

  • 2

    Then, pour in lemon juice, apple juice, Pisang Ambon liqueur, Finlandia vodka and finally top it up with lemonade.

  • 3

    After pouring in all the ingredients, stir this mixture gently.

  • 4

    Subsequent to that, garnish this drink with red cherry and cucumber skin.

  • 5

    Serve to your guests or enjoy drinking it yourself!

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