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.


  • 35ml/1¼fl oz vodka
  • 20ml/¾fl oz coffee liqueur
  • handful ice
  • orange slices, to garnish (optional)


  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.

Black Russian

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