Our Famous Easter Black Cherry Russian

The Black Cherry Russian is a modern twist on the classic White Russian cocktail, infusing it with the rich and indulgent flavor of black cherry. This decadent libation offers a luxurious sensory experience, combining the velvety smoothness of vodka and cream with the luscious sweetness of black cherry liqueur. Despite its opulent name, crafting this cocktail is remarkably simple, making it an accessible yet sophisticated choice for any occasion.

Origins: The origins of the Black Cherry Russian can be traced to the evolution of the traditional White Russian cocktail, which gained popularity in the mid-20th century. Inspired by its predecessor's creamy texture and balanced sweetness, mixologists sought to enhance its flavor profile by incorporating the distinctive taste of black cherry. This innovative adaptation quickly captured the imagination of cocktail enthusiasts, earning its place as a beloved variation of the classic Russian cocktail family.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz black cherry liqueur (such as Chambord or Creme de Cassis)
  • 1 oz heavy cream or milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherry or fresh black cherry, for garnish (optional)


  1. Fill a rocks glass or tumbler with ice cubes to chill the glass.
  2. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, combine the vodka and black cherry liqueur.
  3. Add the heavy cream or milk to the mixture, adjusting the amount to achieve your desired level of creaminess.
  4. Stir or shake the ingredients well to ensure they are thoroughly combined and chilled.
  5. Discard the ice from the rocks glass or tumbler, then strain the cocktail into the glass.
  6. Optionally, garnish the cocktail with a maraschino cherry or fresh black cherry for a touch of elegance and flavor.
  7. Serve the Black Cherry Russian immediately and enjoy its luxurious taste and smooth texture.

How to Enjoy:

The Black Cherry Russian is best enjoyed as a dessert cocktail or after-dinner indulgence, thanks to its decadent flavor profile and creamy texture. Its luscious sweetness and velvety smoothness make it a perfect accompaniment to rich desserts like chocolate cake or cheesecake. Alternatively, savor it on its own as a luxurious treat to cap off a memorable evening.

Whether you're hosting a sophisticated cocktail party or simply craving a decadent nightcap, the Black Cherry Russian promises to elevate your drinking experience with its indulgent taste and stylish presentation. So sit back, relax, and treat yourself to a taste of luxury with this delightful concoction. Cheers!

To Buy:

Tito's Vodka