Poor man's black Russian

    5 min

    A simple and light alcoholic drink. A glassful of ice is filled with vodka and vanilla flavoured cola. The perfect summer drink to enjoy all year long.

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    Makes: 1 

    • 1 cup ice cubes
    • 4 tablespoons vodka
    • 115ml vanilla flavoured cola

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Fill a tumbler with ice, pour in vodka and cola; stir and serve.


    Vanilla flavoured cola can be purchased online. Alternatively, you can use cola and add vanilla extract to taste.

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    I am a past lover of the ultimate "Black Russian" so..... when I read these ingredient's I hopped in my car and perused Kroger's shelves for Vanilla Coke and stopped at our hooch store for some Absolut! What a pleasant surprise and delight! My partner in crime refers to this as SUMMER! Thanks!  -  09 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good and refreshing. Simply tastes like vanilla coke. Not sure why it is thought of to taste like a black russian when they are made with coffee flavored liquour? Vanilla coke is hard to find so I used coke and vanilla vodka.  -  28 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love these - but I use vanilla vodka and vanilla coke!!  -  15 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)