Black Russian

Black Russian

A straight up classic and the perfect after-dinner cocktail. Some riffs on this drink include lengthening it with cola, but this recipe keeps it as it was intended: just vodka and coffee liqueur.



  1. Pour the vodka and coffee liqueur into a rocks glass full of ice.

  2. Give the drink a gentle little stir to combine the ingredients to your desired dilution.

  3. Garnish with an orange slice or two if using.

Recipe Tips

Try stirring the drink down to your desired dilution in a mixing glass, then serving it over a block of ice instead of using cubes or crushed ice.