Friday, March 18

Black Russian

One of my new favorite classic drink is the Black Russian. The Black Russian is similar to a White Russian, minus the milk and a slightly different mix of the liquor.

This is a very dangerous drink. You can knock back 2 or 3 of these and you will know it.

So here's what's in it:
1 part Vodka
.75 part Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)

Pour over ice in an Old-Fashioned glass (the short one) and stir.

This drink is sweet and is a good after dinner drink.


Darryl said...

One of my faves. Try Kamora instead of Kahlua - it has a more pronounced nutty/coffee flavor, and it's actually cheaper.

. said...

+1 to the Kamora. It is cheaper and I find the flavor a better mix for the vodka.

Unknown said...

I have had good reactions from females using Stoli Vanilla vodka instead for both Black and White Russians.

Anonymous said...

A great twist on this,

1 part vanilla vodka
1 part kahlua
1 part fresh espresso

shak hard to produce a heavy froth and serve as a martini. you should get a coal black base with a dense light coloured froth, garnish it with 3 fresh coffee beans. If you don't use fresh espresso you wont get the froth.

To mix it up a bit more, use regular vodka instead of flavoured, and sweeten it with a bit of amaretto.