Tonight's Cocktail : Black Russian
3 shots out of 5
In an attempt to find a cocktail that was not the same color as my last 3, I stumbled upon the Black Russian. This IS a 2-ingredient cocktail, BUT it's not the same 2 that I always go for, so that's a good thing. This is a cocktail that I've totally heard of, but never knew exactly what was in it. It's a simple drink really, quick and easy to make. I do have to admit though.......forgetting how thick in flavor Kahlúa is, I honestly thought because of the amounts of each ingredient you put in that it would have more of a strong alcohol taste to it. I was pleasantly surprised that it really didn't.
For me, a Black Russian is a cocktail that I could really only drink one of. Not that it's super strong and I'd be on the floor if I was to make another one, its just not a refreshing enough drink to want more then one for me. It's a cocktail that leaves its taste in your mouth and that's fine for a little while, but then I feel like I just want to go brush my teeth and tongue to get rid of the flavor. Not that it's a bad flavor, its just that certain flavors should only linger for so long.
Here's the recipe to make a Black Russian:
- 3 cracked ice cubes
- 2 shots of vodka
- 1 shot of Kahlúa
Basically you take 3 ice cubes, put them in a Ziploc and break them up a little with a mallet or something hard enough to get the job done. Next you put your ice into a short glass. Pour in your vodka and Kahlúa and stir. That's it. Simple enough.
The Cocktail Lady