Black Friday means two things: shopping and exhaustion. I tend to avoid Black Friday — unless it’s from the comfort of my couch hunting online deals. I love Small Business Saturday too. (You should check out some of the local finds in my Kitchen Road Trip series. There’s stuff from almost every state!)
A long day at the mall (or laptop!) deserves a nice dark drink. The Black Russian is just that. It’s a smooth, coffee-based libation. I love Kahlua for its chocolatey, coffee sweetness. The Black Russian is a classic drink that combines Kahlua with vodka. With just two ingredients, plus ice, it is one of the easiest drinks you can make.
If you want something a little lighter, you can top it off with some half-and-half or milk to make a White Russian. You can also have some fun with ice, using the traditional big cubes to make it last longer, or you could pour the whole thing over crushed ice (or even snow!) for a gorgeous, slushy treat. A scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream would take the Black Russian to the next level, if you ask me.
Black Friday also means Thanksgiving leftovers, and a Black Russian makes an awesome after-dinner drink. Be sure to check out some of the amazing leftover recipes from Blogsgiving Dinner. I do hope your Thanksgiving was awesome! Enjoy your weekend. // susannah
Click below for the Black Russian recipe!
A smooth and sweet classic cocktail.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in vodka and Kahlua.
For a White Russian, top with 1/2 ounce of half-and-half. Stir before serving.
- Serving Size: 1