Not the best souvenir
This is a Black Russian. A Black Russian is a simple cocktail consisting of five parts Vodka to two parts coffee liqeur.
There was this particular bar / club on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia I use to patronise once in a while. Cosy atmosphere, friendly owners who happened to be French but could no longer speak the language. They had lived too long in the US and simply forgot most of their mother tongue.
In any case I got to know them quite well and they supplied me with the odd free drinks. On this particular occasion, it was Black Russian night and I drank so many that I woke up in the middle of the night in an empty bar, doors locked and alarmed. I had obviously passed out at some point. I spent the rest of the night on a sofa after having searched the bar for something non alcoholic to drink.
I was woken up by the cleaners who were quite shocked to find me there. I left, took the train home and slept for 48 hours.
I never drank a Black Russian since.
Even to this day, the thought of it makes me feel funny