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Black Russian Shot Recipe

Black Russian Shot Recipe with a coffee rim. Shots with friends is a sure-fire way to get drunk! That is the point right? Add this Black Russian Shot with a Coffee Rim to your shot line up.

Black Russian Shots with a coffee rim.

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Add this Black Russian Shot Recipe to your line up of shots. The coffee and vodka pack a punch and the coffee grinds add a textured finish. You can get a set of these gorgeous shot glasses on Amazon.

This recipe is great for an after-dinner cocktail or nightcap. 

What makes a Black Russian?

What makes a Black Russian? Two ingredients make the shot: Vodka and Kahlua.

Black Russian Ingredients

There are only two ingredients you need to make a Black Russian Shot.

  • Vodka
  • Kahlua

How to Make a Black Russian Shot

If you opt for the coffee rim then you will need to grind some coffee beans. Place coffee grinds onto a plate. Dip the top of your shot glass into some water then into the coffee grinds. Brush off any excess amounts of coffee grinds so you have a nice thin layer. Nobody wants a mouth full of grinds. 

Next, in an ice-filled cocktail shaker add in the Kahlua and Vodka. Shake until the shaker is chilled. 

Strain into your coffee rimmed shot glass and bottoms up! 

Black Russian Variations

Swap out plain vodka for flavored vodkas such as Vanilla or Whipped.

Swap out Kahlua for other coffee liqueurs. 

Make it dessert! Mix shot and pour over ice cream and sprinkle coffee grinds on top! 

Increase ingredients to make a Black Russian Cocktail and serve over ice in an old fashioned glass. 

If you make you the Black Russian into a cocktail add a splash of coke to add some fizzy goodness. 

See the Black Russian Cocktail recipe on Kahlua’s webpage. 

Try these other shots!

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Or try my Chocolate White Russian Cocktail. 

Black Russian Shot Recipe

Black Russian Shots with a coffee rim.
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Black Russian Shot Recipe

Black Russian Shot Recipe with a coffee rim. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Kahlua Shots, Vodka Shots
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Calories 72 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3/4 ounce vodka chilled
  • 3/4 ounce Kahlua chilled
  • 1 tbsp coffee grinds for garnish


  1. Dip rim of shot glass into water.

  2. Dip rim of shot glass into coffee grinds. 

  3. Add vodka and Kahlua to shot glass and serve. 

Recipe Notes

If your vodka and Kahlua are not chilled pour amounts into an ice filled shaker. Stir and strain into the shot glass.

Get the pictured shot glasses here! 

Nutrition Facts
Black Russian Shot Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 72
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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