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Cocktail time

Black & White Russian

Light and shade. Day and night. We all revel in brighter and darker moments. Which will you choose to match yours? The Black Russian or the White?    Powerful, dark and intense, like a moody night in 1940s Moscow, the Black Russian owes its name to the addition of the country’s premier spirit: vodka. Coffee liqueur, like black velvet with a Cossack-like vodka kick, for when you’re feeling more pensive than party. Smoking jacket optional.    Want to lighten it up a touch? Imagine slipping a white fur coat over that dark cocktail dress. The White Russian optimizes opulence and obscurity, blending the darkest coffee with a kick but this time, with cream. Just beware: beneath the soft surface, it packs a punch! Channel your Black or White Russian with this recipe: 

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HOW TO MIX THE BLACK/WHITE RUSSIAN – STEP BY STEP 

  • Take a lowball glass and add chunks of ice
  • Add the coffee liqueur. 
  • Add the Belvedere vodka. 
  • Stir and serve if it’s a Black Russian. 
  • Add cream and stir for a White Russian. 

Accessories

  • Glass 
  • Bar spoon 
  • Ice tongs

 

Glassware

  • We used lowball glasses 

Ingredients

Black Russian: 

White Russian: 

Garnish

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