Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe

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Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe

Since the 1980s, when vodka and Kahlua (often the coffee liqueur of choice at the time) were made into multiple (and regular) bar drinks, this has been a favorite. Although some people prefer to shake the liquors, the mind eraser is designed as a layered drink. The drink is served over ice with a straw, and when left unstirred, you get a taste of every layer.

You can also find drinkers who consume it as quickly as possible and treat it like a shot, causing its effect to be amplified. The mind eraser is quite tasty and a fun drink to mix up. A black Russian recipe consists of just vodka, coffee liqueur, and soda, so it’s like a fizzed-up version of the traditional cocktail. Drinking it too fast may have inspired its name, as it is a very good drink. Because of that, it’s easy to indulge in a few rounds at once.


  • As a party shooter, the mind eraser is popular among party crowds. It is the challenge to drink it all in one attempt, and gulping it down quickly through a straw creates an intense head rush, similar to eating ice cream too fast.
  • It is okay if the liqueur and vodka don’t mix together completely. As a pair, the two spirits tend to blend well. The first few sips will be mainly coffee, the next will be mostly vodka, and then the soda will begin to kick in.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe is 343 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • stirrer


  • old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz lemon-lime soda

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the coffee liqueur in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  • Slowly pour the vodka over the ice (either it hits an ice cube or over the back of a bar spoon).
  • Slowly add the lemon lime soda (pour on top of ice or a back of spoon).
  • Serve with a straw. Enjoy.

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