White Russian

White Russian Cocktail

Base Spirit: Vodka

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Simple

Flavor Profile: Creamy

About the White Russian Cocktail

Made infamous by The Dude’s in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. Sweet, creamy and boozy, this three ingredient cocktail is dessert in a glass – an old fashioned glass, no less – with the ability to get you tipsy in no time. What more can you ask for?

Ingredients in the White Russian Cocktail

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • Heavy cream

Glass: Old Fashioned

How to make the White Russian Cocktail

Add the vodka and Kahlúa to an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with a large splash of heavy cream and stir.

Do you know the history of the White Russian? You should—it involves the Cold War and General Dwight Eisenhower singing “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes.”

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