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.