Drink of the Week: Black Magic

No one seems to have invented a wizard drink yet. Being written for kids, the Harry Potter books don’t feature alcoholic drinks — there’s only the Butterbeer, which sounds to me like it’s flavored with butterscotch, not my favorite sweet. I’m tempted to concoct something for the occasion, but I’m planning to see the new movie tonight and want to retain some sobriety until then.

So I present for you instead this little known lowball:

Black Magic

1 1/2 oz Vodka (Stolichnaya)
3/4 oz Coffee liqueur
Lemon juice

Mix ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender. Pour into a chilled old-fashioned glass.