How To Make a Black or White Russian |Cocktail Recipe

In this post, we will be giving you our favorite recipe for a Black and White Russian Cocktail.  Since these drinks are so similar we have found a video that gives you both recipes in one video.

A little about a Black Russian:

A Black Russian is made with Vodka and a coffee liqueur, Kahlua or Tia Maria.

It is servers over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

The Black Russian cocktail first appeared in 1949 at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. It was created by Gustave Tops in honor of the US ambassador of Luxembourg Perle Mesta.
The Black Russian is named from wordplay in a historic district of Russia called Black Russia. Vodka is traditionally Russian and the coffee liqueur is black.

A little about a White Russian:
A White Russian is served the same way as a Black Russian, but with some cream or milk.

The White Russian cocktail first appeared in the Oakland Tribune on November 21, 1965, as an insert. Most people are more familiar with the White Russian for the popular movie The Big Lebowski as it was “the dude’s” favorite drink.

Black Russian Recipe-
2oz Vodka
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur

White Russian Recipe-
2oz Vodka
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz cream


Other  versions of the Black Russian:
Dirty Black Russian, Tall Black Russian, Australian Black Russian, Colorado Bulldog , Black Magic
Irish Russian, Smooth Black Russian, Brown Russian,
Peri’s Black Russian, Vader, California Russian

Other versions of the White Russian:
White Canadian, Blind Russian, White Mexican, Anna Kournikova, White Cuban, White Belgian, Dirty Russian,

For more on Vodka please see our other post:

St Basils Church

If you ever find yourself in Moscow, then you must visit St. Basil’s Church.  It is one of the most beautiful places on earth that is bursting with life.

While you are there you should get some Russian vodka and sip it and people watch.