The Colorado Bulldog is similar to a White Russian but adds cola for a sweet addition. A creamy and sweet coffee-flavored mixed drink that is so smooth to drink, it’s hard not to love this one! One of the most popular Kahula drinks, the Colorado Bulldog is equal parts coffee liqueur (Kahlua), heavy cream, cola, along with a kick of vodka.
Topping the cocktail with a splash of cola is what distinguishes the Colorado Bulldog from a White Russian. It adds a bubbly and sweet twist that compliments the creamy coffee mixture. The history of the cocktail is pretty vague, but we know the popular drink is here to stay!
Colorado Bulldog Recipe
To make one Colorado Bulldog at home, you need 2 ounces of good quality vodka, an ounce of coffee liqueur like Kahlua. The recipe calls a splash (about an ounce) of heavy cream. If you don’t have heavy cream, you could also use half and half or milk. The thicker options are more popular because they make the drink creamier. Milk is a staple in most kitchens and something most people will have on hand compared to heavy cream but may make the drink thinner. Use almond, oat, or soy milk for a dairy-free option. The cocktail is topped with a splash of cola, add more to fit your taste if you prefer a sweeter drink.
How to Make a Colorado Bulldog
Once you have your ingredients gathered, making a Colorado Bulldog couldn’t be simpler.
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Pour in the Vodka, Coffee liqueur and heavy cream.
- Shake well.
- Strain into an ice filled glass leaving space at the top.
- Top off your glass with the cola.
- Drink and enjoy!
How to Serve
A Colorado Bulldog is best enjoyed cold. Serve your cocktail immediately over ice for its creamy icy goodness. With the fizzy Cola topping the drink, no garnish is needed!
Other Coffee Liquor Drinks
The Colorado Bulldog is a creamy and sweet coffee-flavored mixed drink that is smooth and easy to drink. Its a variation of a White Russian and one of the most popular Kahlua drinks.
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur
- 1 ounce Heavy Cream Can also use half & half or milk
- 1 ounce Cola to top
Fill a shaker with ice.
Pour in the Vodka, Coffee liqueur and heavy cream.
Strain into an ice filled glass leaving space at the top.
Top off your glass with the cola.
Drink and enjoy!