Black Russian
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Black Russian
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.87 / 5
The Black Russian first appeared in 1949 and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honour of Perle Mesta, ... more The Black Russian first appeared in 1949 and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honour of Perle Mesta, then United States Ambassador to Luxembourg. Simple - yet a classic.

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IBA Official Drink
15 key ingredients
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Invented
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1949
Base ingredient
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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34.29% | 2.4 units *
Details
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Easy
Classic
Stirred

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Vodka cocktail ingredient
Vodka
50ml 1⅔oz 5cl
Coffee liqueur cocktail ingredient
Coffee liqueur
20ml ⅔oz 2cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the ingredients directly into a lowball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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