The Long Black Russian cocktail is a simple but delicious twist on the Black Russian. To the traditional Kahlua and vodka, you add several ounces of cola to stretch it out.
But of course the cola doesn’t just make the drink longer. It also adds bubbles and that unique flavor of cola. Imagine a cola with mocha flavoring added to it, and you’ve got an idea what this drink tastes like. This drink works best with whatever cola of choice you usually drink, including diet colas like Diet Coke or Coke Zero. The cola flavor comes through clearly, so make sure you use one you like.
This drink is great as a summertime alternative to the traditional Russians, because the cola makes it a little less heavy and more hydrating. It’s a good cocktail to have with dinner because, as I mentioned, it’s kind of like a mocha cola. It pairs well with burgers, steaks, anything beef, but also other strongly flavored meats like salmon or even lamb. Stick to savory recipes rather than sweet – for example, I wouldn’t wash down something teriyaki with this drink. But something parmesan encrusted? You betcha.
It’s also a great cocktail for a night out. It’s not so strong that you’ll be falling down when you try to dance, and the cola makes it very refreshing. The vodka and cola together cut through the sweetness of the Kahlua.
If you enjoy this drink, check out the Pirate’s Float, which mixes Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum with root beer schnapps and cola. And also the Mozart Cola, which blends Mozart Chocolate Liqueur with ice cream and cola to make a rich, delicious float.
Long Black Russian Drink Recipe
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce vodka
- 4 ounces cola
Put some ice in an old fashioned glass. Build the ingredients and serve with a straw.