One of the most interestingly named cocktails out there, the Mind Eraser is a three ingredient, refreshing cocktail.

Mind Eraser
Mind Eraser

The Mind Eraser is a cocktail with an excellent (and somewhat accurate) name due to how incredibly easy it is to drink. It wouldn’t be hard to go through two or three of them without realizing the potency of the drink so do drink safely. It’s not the strongest drink in the world but it is definitely capable of being deceivingly easy to drink.

How to Make the Mind Eraser Drink

To make a Mind Eraser, you’ll need three ingredients; Kahlua, Vodka and Club Soda. You’ll combine the amounts I’ve mentioned in the recipe below with ice in a Boston Shaker and shake until the shaker is cold to the touch. You will then pour over ice into an old fashioned glass and serve.

How to Make a Mind Eraser Shot

The MInd Eraser shot is a pretty popular one in the bars of North America as well and is quite easy to make. I recommend a 1.5 to 2 ounce shot glass for this. To do so, take 1/2 ounce of Kahlua into the bottom of a tall, skinny shot glass. Now, using the back of a spoon, pour the vodka into the shot glass using the back of a spoon to disperse the liquid with the aim of not disturbing the layering. Once this is done, top with club soda in the same manner.

Mind Eraser Shot / Drink

Variations on the Mind Eraser

There are numerous variations of the Mind Eraser as it’s very similar to a Black Russian or a White Russian.

  • Colorado Bulldog
    A Colorado Bulldog is a variation of the Mind Eraser that is comprised of equal parts vodka, Kahlua and Cream which is then poured over ice and topped with Cola.
  • Black Magic
    A Black Magic cocktail is similar to the Mind Eraser as well. It’s made by combining 1 ounce of vodka and Kahlua and 1/3 ounce of lemon juice served over ice.
  • Brown Russian
    The Brown Russian is a variation that uses equal parts vodka, creme de cacao, cream and chocolate syrup.
  • White Russian
    The White Russian is one of the most common variant and is made using equal parts vodka, Kahlua and cream shaken and poured over ice. See the recipe here.
  • Black Russian
    The Black Russian is another popular variant that is made using Kahlua and Vodka. You can find the recipe here.

Some other great cocktails to try

  1. Green Screwdriver Cocktail Drink
  2. Maple Rosemary Bourbon Sour
  3. Cherry Gin Rickey Cocktail
  4. Raspberry Kahlua Mudslide Cocktail

Hope you love these as much as I do!



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Mind Eraser
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

One of the most interestingly named cocktails out there, the Mind Eraser is a three ingredient, refreshing cocktail.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mind eraser, mind eraser drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce Club Soda
  1. Combine Vodka and Kahlua in a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.

  3. Pour over ice into an old fashioned glass and add club soda. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Mind Eraser
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. Read his latest tech article on his other website, CMS Critic: How to start a food blog. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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