Black Russian

2 minutes /
Black Russian
50 ml 2 oz Vodka
25 ml 1 oz Coffee Liqueur

1 Ice

Fill your whisky tumbler with cubed ice

2 Add ingredients

Pour both your vodka and Coffee liqueur over the ice

3 Stir and serve

Using your barspoon, mix the two ingredients gently

The Cocktail

Created at the start of the Cold War by Gustace Tops, a bartender in Brussels serving Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg. This original mix of Russian vodka and dark coffee liquor is simple to make but packs a punch. Add milk/cream to make a White Russian!


Bartender Tip:

In the UK, it is popular to add a measure of Cola to the Black Russian.

Recommended Glass
Whisky Tumbler

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