White Russian – A Wonderful Coffee & Cream Cocktail

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White Russian
White Russian

This drink is a bit too sweet for me, but I make them and drink them anyway because I want to feel as cool as the Dude. The Big Lebowski is a cult classic, and therefore this drink will always have a cult following. This drink is just the boozier version of a Kahlua and Cream.

Another variation is the Black Russian, which is just coffee liqueur and vodka. These drinks started showing up in the late 40s early 50s, but it wasn’t until the film The Big Lebowski that the White Russian gained popularity.


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White Russian

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Learn how to make a classic White Russian.


  • 1.5 oz Coffee Liqueur

  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 1 oz Heavy Cream


  • Add ice to the serving glass. Combine all the Vodka and Coffee Liqueur in the glass and give it a few turns to chill and mix.
  • Top the cocktail with heavy cream or for a nicer presentation, shake the heavy cream in a shaker for a minute to lightly whip it before topping the cocktail.


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