Smirnoff Vodka Black Russian

Savour this combination of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, laced with coffee liqueur and topped with Cola.

Smirnoff Vodka Black Russian


  • 45ml

    Smirnoff Red Vodka

  • 15ml

    Coffee Liqueur

  • 75ml


  • 1

    Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Rocks Glass

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Add all the ingredients to a Rocks Glass.
    2. Stir to combine.
    3. Garnish with a Cherry.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    16 g per serve

Interesting facts

The Black Russian was featured in the film The Big Lebowski (1998). In the film, the character Jeffrey "The Dude" Leboswki orders a White Russian, but is mistakenly served a Black Russian.

History of the drink

Coffee liqueur and vodka are mixed together to create the Black Russian cocktail. It is thought that Gustave Tops, a Belgian bartender invented it in 1949 at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honour of Perle Mesta, the United States ambassador to Luxembourg at the time. It has been called "one of the classic cocktails of the mid-Twentieth Century" and rose to popularity in the 1950's and 1960's.