Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Skinny Black Russian

Everyone has heard of a White Russian. 
2 parts vodka
1 part kahlua
1 part milk

What most people don't know.. is that the BLACK Russian actually came first. 

"In the late 1940s, Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg, was hanging out in the bar at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. The establishment’s bartender, Gustave Tops, decided to make a signature drink for her, the Black Russian. The Cold War was just starting, so creating a dark, mysterious drink by mixing Russian vodka with KahlĂșa was appropriate for the time" 

The milk addition happened in the mid-1960s. That drink was, of course, immortalized in 1998 when Jeff Bridges, playing the Dude in The Big Lebowski, quaffed eight of them during the course of the movie. (He dropped a ninth on the floor.)  Liquor.Com

Due to my love for all things chocolate, tonight I decided to make a Black Russian with a splash of Chocolate Soy Milk. Perf!

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