White Russian

White Russian Cream


White Russian Cream

White Russian

The White Russian was created around the 1950s-60s and was first seen in print in 1965. It originally called for equal parts of vodka and the discontinued Coffee Southern. It lost popularity until the cult classic movie The Big Lebowski (1998) brought it back into the spotlight.
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  • Fill a rocks glass with ice
  • Add vodka and coffee liqueur
  • Shake the cream to thicken, before floating on top


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  • Reply
    Paul Brusseel
    July 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Dear Steve , how come my efforts of trying to make
    a beautiful white russian never ends up like on the picture. I never seem to get the nice cloudy color
    differences , no matter how carefull i am . i used the back of a spoon , a bar spoon and for some reason the wodka
    always ends up floating on top while i poor it in first ???
    since it is my favourite drink i would like to get it right some time …………………………

    • Reply
      Steve the Bartender
      July 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      I like to fill my glass with as much ice as possible, then add the vodka & Kahlua… The milk usually sits quite easily – I just pour it without a spoon. Check out my new cocktail vlog for more recipes! =)

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