The Black Russian cocktail is one of the "after-dinners", it is a refined digestive provided you respect the right dosage: 5 parts vodka for 2 parts coffee liqueur (Kalhua ...).
The Black Russian cocktail was born in 1949 thanks to Gustave Tops, a Belgian bartender then working at the Hôtel Métropôle in Brussels. He would have created the Black Russian in honor of Perle Reid Mesta, an American socialist who was the United States ambassador to Luxembourg from 1949 to 1953. The origin of the name "Black Russian" (black Russian in French) would make tribute to the dark period of the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
The best-known derivative of the Black Russian is the White Russian cocktail, which also contains light cream. The Black Russian also gave birth to the Tall Black Russian cocktail in which you simply add cola.