Black Russian

The cocktail for grown-up fans of The Big Lebowski
Black Russian Cocktail Rezept
stark (über 20%)
Post-Prohibition (1934 - 1979)
Created by:
Gustave Tops
Black Russian

Black Russian can be considered the more sophisticated brother of White Russian with a clear conscience. Since the cocktail consists of just two ingredients, the quality of the coffee liqueur and vodka used is crucial to the ultimate taste and balance of this drink.

If you are one of those people for whom milk in coffee is considered sacrilege, you will be delighted by the taste of a good Black Russian. The cocktail was probably invented by Belgian bartender Gustave Tops in the late 1940s. He is said to have developed the cocktail in the bar of the Hotel Metropole (Brussels) for then U.S. Ambassador Perle Mesta. The cocktail got its name because of the use of the typical Russian spirit and its deep dark color, which it gets from the coffee liqueur.

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time2 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size90 ml
  • Energy217 cal
  • Cuisine
    • europäisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Stir


For your Black Russian

  • 60 ml vodka
  • 30 ml coffee liqueur
  • Ice cube


  • Old fashioned glass
  • Bar spoon


Fill a pre-chilled Old Fashioned glass 3/4 full with ice cubes.
First pour the vodka and then the coffee liqueur over the ice cubes into the glass.
Stir with the bar spoon for about 20 seconds until the drink is ice cold tempered. Your homemade Black Russian is ready!

Of course, you can use a simple coffee liqueur like Kahlúa for your Black Russian. However, if you want to take it to a whole other level, I recommend you give Mr. Black Cold Brew a try.

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size90 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories217
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat1.9 g78 g2.44%
  • Total Carbohydrate8.2 g275 g2.98%
  • Total Sugars7.5 g
  • Protein0.5 g50 g1%
  • Alkohol25.1 g

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