Upgraded Mind Eraser

[Photo: Jeff Lucas]

Despite the name, the classic Mind Eraser is really just a watered down Black Russian. This version subs in mighty 151-proof rum to give it a little more kick. It's worth seeking out Lemon Hart 151 for its rich, bold flavor.

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Upgraded Mind Eraser

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 Minutes
Total time:5 Minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail Shaker
This recipe appears in: Cocktail Overhaul: Mind Eraser


  • 1 1/2 ounces aged rum (such as Diplomatico Reserva)
  • 1/2 ounce 151 rum (such as Lemon Hart 151)
  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua Midnight)
  • 1/4 ounce molasses
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 ounces soda water


  1. 1

    Combine aged rum and 151 rum, coffee liqueur, molasses, bitters, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into ice-filled glass.

  2. 2

    Top with soda water and lightly stir to combine.

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