Black Russian

Posted by Derek Hughes on 18th April 2011.

Black Russian

This is a short, enjoyable cocktail, and easy to drink. It is also very easy to make! A variation of this cocktail is instead of using Tia Maria, you can use Kahula instead. Another variation, is a cocktail called ‘White Russian’, instead of putting Coca Cola as the mixer, milk can be used instead.


  • Tia Maria
  • Vodka
  • Coca Cola
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon


  • High Ball Glases (or similar from your cupboard)
  • Cocktail Shaker/Glass


  • Pour equal measures (one shot of each), of Tia Maria, Vodka and coke cola (as the mixer drink) into the glass, having put the ice cubes into the glass first.
  • With this type of cocktail it is not necessary to shake it in the cocktail shaker first. However, I have left this equipment in the list, if you would rather mix this cocktail in the cocktail shaker.
  • Finally garnish with a slice of lemon in the drink. Relax and enjoy!