Consider a White Russian cocktail an adult milkshake on the rocks with its rich coffee flavor and bold, creamy notes. Vodka, coffee liquor, and heavy cream combine easily to make this classic cocktail that is simple and satisfying! This White Russian recipe is the perfect ratio of the trio of ingredients, and one of the most popular Kahlua drinks!
With just three ingredients, you are able to make two classic and very popular cocktails. By combining vodka and coffee liqueur, a Black Russian is made. Adding a splash of cream or half and half creates the second cocktail, a White Russian. It doesn’t get much easier. Or yummier!
White Russian Ingredients
One of the best parts of a White Russian is its ease of constructing and simple trio of ingredients. They are:
- Good quality vodka
- Coffee Liquor (such as Kahlua)
- 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.
How To Make A White Russian
- Fill a rocks glass with ice
- Pour vodka followed by coffee liquor into the glass
- Top with the Heavy cream
- Stir gently before drinking and enjoy!
How To Serve
A White Russian is typically served in a small tumbler, often called an Old Fashioned Glass, on the rocks or with ice. To sweeten your cocktail, add more coffee liquor or cream.
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With its rich coffee flavor and bold, creamy notes, a White Russian cocktail is simple to make and satisfying to enjoy!
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
- 1 oz Heavy Cream Can also use half & half or milk
Pour Vodka and Cofee Liqueur into glass with ice
Pour the Heavy Cream around the top, stir before drinking