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Black Russian recipe

Black Russian recipe

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First created in the 1940s in Brussels and still a classic cocktail, the Black Russian is rich and strong with just vodka and coffee liqueur as it's main ingredients. Fill some glasses with ice, pour, and finish with a maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 133 calories / serving


  • 150ml vodka
  • 75ml Tia Maria
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 8 cocktail sticks

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5.9g Protein 0g Fibre 0g


  1. Place a few ice cubes in 4 old-fashioned glasses. Divide the vodka evenly between the 4 glasses.
  2. Pour the Tia Maria evenly on top of the vodka and stir briefly. Skewer the cherries onto the cocktail sticks.
  3. Place one in each cocktail and one resting against each glass before serving.

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