Mind Eraser Cocktail Recipe

The Mind Eraser – A Caffeinated Kick from the '80s
Ah, the '80s, a decade of bold fashion, big hair, and some of the most fun cocktails you could imagine. One such gem is the Mind Eraser. This drink is essentially a fizzy twist on the classic Black Russian, a cocktail born in late '40s Brussels. While the Black Russian combines vodka and coffee liqueur in a two-to-one ratio, the Mind Eraser keeps it simple with equal parts of both, topped off with club soda for that effervescent kick.
The beauty of this cocktail lies in its simplicity. You can build it directly in the glass, no shaking required. Many bartenders choose to layer the Mind Eraser for a visually appealing dark-to-clear effect.
A Word of Caution
Don't let the name fool you—the Mind Eraser won't actually erase your memories, but it is a potent cocktail. Sip one or two, and the stresses of the day will fade away. But be cautious, as too many too quickly could have you living up to the cocktail's tongue-in-cheek name!
How to Create the Perfect Mind Eraser

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Add the coffee liqueur to an ice-filled rocks glass.
  • Slowly layer the vodka on top of the coffee liqueur.
  • Top with chilled club soda and serve with a straw.

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Pro Tip: Sip this drink through a straw to enjoy the layered flavors one by one, starting from the coffee liqueur and ending with the club soda.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 27g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg

Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Cocktail, Drink