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How To Make a Black Russian

Your dinner party has been a smashing success and you'd like to end it with a bang instead of a "decaf, please" whimper. Mix up a trayful of this ol' Cold War favorite.


  • Step 1: Fill glass with ice Fill the glass 2/3 full of ice.
  • Step 2: Add vodka & coffee liqueur Add the vodka and coffee liqueur.
  • TIP: Store your bottle of vodka in the freezer to ensure a frosty drink.
  • Step 3: Stir & serve Throw in the swizzle stick, stir, and serve.
  • TIP: To turn this into a long drink, pour into a highball glass and top with cola.
  • FACT: The Black Russian Terrier, bred as a guard dog in Russia, is known for its strength and good temperament.

You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 3/4 oz. coffee liqueur
  • Ice
  • An Old-Fashioned glass
  • A swizzle stick

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