Black Russian

The Black Russian dates back to 1949, when a Belgian barman whipped it up for Perle Mesta, the US ambassador to Luxembourg. Why was it named for Russia? Probably for the vodka, but we’d love to know more about the history of this drink – please write in if you know more!

If you have a sweet dessert vodka you’re trying to use up, try a half-and-half blend of regular vodka with the flavored vodka, and make up your own goofy “Something-or-other Russian” name for it.

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Build in the order given in an ice-filled short glass.

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