Black Russian Cocktail

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Black Russian Drink

The Black Russian is a 2 ingredient classic cocktail and the basis for several cocktails that came from this fabulous combination.  The drink is simply 2 ingredients, served over ice.  

Add cream and its called a White Russian.  As soon as Bailey’s was released some brilliant cocktail artist thought to replace the cream of the white Russian with Bailey’s and thus the Mudslide was born.  Take that one step further and you have my old classic favorite Frozen Mudslide.

So you see the Black Russian Cocktail may be simple, but its perfect simplicity led to brilliant creations.

So do you love the Black Russian or do you think you love the White Russian more?  Check it out here.

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Black Russian Cocktail

Donna Elick
The Black Russian is a classic cocktail, and base for other delicious Kahlua drinks. We'll show you how to make the perfect Black Russian!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 1


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur, we used Kahlua


  • Fill glass with ice, add vodka and coffee liqueur. Stir to combine. Serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 228cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 13g | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. I'm a White Russian fan. Thanks for the invite to Ladies Night! Great cocktail recipes and I'm going to need one tonight:)
    Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes

  2. While you were listing spin-off drinks you forgot my favorite, The Colorado Bulldog! Pour the Black Russian in a tall glass of ice, add milk(or Half&half) top with a splash of Coke. Yummie!

  3. 5 stars
    White Russian is my favorite and I have never tried a black russian so this was my first one, it was good and strong!

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