1950s Recipes + Menus

Distrito Federal

August 1958
This Black Russian variant tastes surprisingly different than its progenitor. The rum and brandy round out the flavor of the coffee liqueur in a way that vodka does not (to be honest, that rough edge is part of a Black Russian’s appeal). There are a number of coffee and espresso liqueurs on the market now, and even if you’re not a Big Lebowski fan, you should have at least one brand in the liquor closet.

Into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice pour 1 jigger golden rum and 1/2 jigger each of brandy and coffee liqueur. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into an Old Fashioned glass filled with cracked ice.
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