- Black Russian
iba = yes
sourcelink = blackrus
name = Black Russian
caption = A Black Russian cocktail
type = cocktail
vodka = yes
Coke = yes
Tia Maria = yes
served = rocks
drinkware = old
ingredients = * Vodka
* Coffee liqueur
prep = Pour the ingredients into the old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
footnotes = :"This article is about the alcoholic beverage. For the cigarette, please see
Sobranie (cigarette). For the tomato variety, see the list of tomato cultivars."
The Black Russian is a
cocktailof vodka and coffee liqueur(usually two parts vodka to one part coffee liqueur). It is traditionally poured over crushed ice in an old-fashioned glass.
This combination first appeared in
1949, and is ascribed to the Belgian barman Gustave Tops, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brusselsin honor of Perle Mesta, then U.S. ambassadorto Luxembourg.Fact|date=November 2007 The cocktail owes its name to the dark period of the Cold Warwith the Soviet UnionFact|date=November 2007.
* A variation is the Tall Black Russian, prepared in the same manner as a "Black Russian", except that it is served in a taller glass and topped up with
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