Black & White Russian
Light and shade. Day and night. We all revel in brighter and darker moments. Which will you choose? Black Russian, or 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 vodka kick, for when you’re feeling more pensive than festive. 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—it blends the darkest coffee with a kick, but this time with cream. Careful, though: beneath the soft surface, it packs quite a punch! Channel your Black or White Russian with this recipe:
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.
- If it’s a Black Russian, stir and serve.
- Add cream and stir for a White Russian.