Black Russian

Black Russian cocktail supposedly first appeared in Brussels in 1949 at the hotel Metropole, circa 5,708 km from Russia. Its reported creator, bartender Gustave Tops is believed to have created the cocktail for Perle Mesta who was the US Ambassador to Luxembourg. 

Black Russian

  • Preparation time
    5 mins


  • Vodka

    50 ml
  • Coffee liqueur

    25 ml
  • Ice

    1 handful
  • Cola


Glass type


  • Step 1

    Put the vodka and the coffee liqueur into a tumbler filled with ice and stir gently. Top with a splash of cola if you prefer a longer drink.

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