Try our black russian cocktail recipe, then check out our white russian, espresso martini, bloody mary and more vodka cocktail recipes. Also try our recipe for homemade coffee syrup and more coffee cocktails such as our revolver cocktail. Looking for a dairy-free version? try our vegan black russian.

Looking for an alternative to kahlua? Try our pick of the best coffee liqueurs for some interesting options.

You can give this black russian a special festive twist with the following amendments:

  1. Swap out 25ml of vodka for 25 ml spiced Christms vodka or Christmas gin.
  2. Add 1 tsp Cointreau and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters before mixing.


  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml coffee liqueur, (such as Kahlua or Tia Maria)
  • ice



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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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