Black Russian: Take the Mystery Out of This Easy 2-Ingredient Cocktail by 30Seconds Food

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Black Russian: Take the Mystery Out of This Easy 2-Ingredient Cocktail

We can thank a bar in Brussels for the cocktail known as the Black Russian. According to, in the late 1940s, Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg, was hanging out in the bar at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. The hotel’s bartender, Gustave Tops, decided to make a signature drink for her. Ta-da! It was the Black Russian. A Black Russian is simply coffee liqueur and vodka (no Russian secrets here!).

You’ll need:

  • 1 part coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)
  • 2 parts vodka
  • ice

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the coffee liqueur and vodka in a drink shaker.
  2. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Serve.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Is that it? It sounds so much more mysterious, LOL! So now I need to know how to make a White Russian, Donna John ! :-) #cheers
Donna John
Trying to have a new cocktail published every Friday, and a White Russian is definitely on the list, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds !
Meredith Schneider
Oh yes please! Been a wild week!
Morgan Hawthorne
These are super yummy! Throw a large format ice cube in there, and you have an awesome cocktail that won't get as watered down as you drink!

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