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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  1. jeffreyblaismanetzerocom687816 says

    The Big Lebowski??? sorry they screwed it up Before that movie was even an Idea the White Russian was made with White Creme De Cacao not Kahlua. The recipe you are listing as a “White Russian” was at that time called a “Dirty Bird”. I know this for a fact because I owned, back in the late 70′s a copy of the “Old Mr. Boston Bartenders Guide”. Which listed both drinks with there proper names. But because some writer didn’t bother to get his facts straight. Common usage has renamed the dirty bird. Doesn’t make it correct, only common.


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