The Black Russian is a bar staple, but it is also the basis for creative flavor manipulation. Vodka creates the blank canvas to begin with and coffee liqueur provides flavor. Fine-tune from this point to suit your flavor palate and possibilities abound.
Classic Black Russian
1-3/4 ounce Vodka
3/4 ounce Coffee Liqueur
Combine liquids in rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir. Optional cherry garnish.
Delicious variations to consider:
Patron Tequila with Patron XO Café Tequila Liqueur
Espresso Vodka with Kahlua Especial
Espresso Vodka with Frangelico, Amaretto or Walnut Liqueur
Anejo Rum with Coffee Liqueur
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