The Black Russian is vodka cocktail, traditionally due to its Russian roots, mixed with coffee liqueur. It is a simple drink made by pouring the vodka over ice cubes or cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass, followed by the coffee liqueur. This combination first appeared in 1949 and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honor of Perle Mesta, then United States Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Pour all the ingredients into an old fashioned glass over a single ice cube and stir. Garnish with cherries and enjoy!