Black Russian

The Black Russian is a cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur. This cocktail is considered the ancestor of coffee cocktails. The cocktail first made by the Belgian barman Gustave Tops in 1949.


  • vodka 2 oz.
  • coffee liqueur 1 oz.
  • ice cubes 4 oz.


  1. Fill a rocks glass to the top with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in coffee liqueur and vodka.
  3. Stir gently.