White Russian: Cocktail Recipe

White Russian

White Russian is a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Often milk will be used as an alternative to cream.

Main alcohol: Vodka, Coffee liqueur
Ingredients: 2/3 oz (2 parts) Coffee liqueur, 1 2/3 oz (5 parts) Vodka, 1 oz (3 parts) Fresh cream
Preparation: Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass

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Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add Kahlúa and Vodka, finish up with a cream layer. Tip: Ok, It’ll never be as pretty as the pictures. BUT, the layering is manageable at home – just pour the cream off the back of a spoon. Another tip: Serve with a straw and stir it up… little darling stir it up. *Want a less calorific version? Try it out with milk, skim milk or soymilk! 



The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian, which first appeared in 1949, becomes a White Russian with the addition of cream. Neither drink is Russian in origin, but both are so named due to vodka being the primary ingredient. It is unclear which drink preceded the other.

The Oxford English Dictionary refers to the first mention of the word “White Russian” in the sense of a cocktail as appearing in California’s Oakland Tribune on November 21, 1965. It was placed in the newspaper as an insert: “White Russian. 1 oz. each Southern, vodka, cream”, with “Southern” referring to Coffee Southern, a contemporary brand of coffee liqueur.

Source: Wikipedia


Many variants of the cocktail exist, both localised and widely known, such as a White Canadian (made with goat’s milk), a Blind Russian (made with Baileys Irish Cream instead of cream – “Blind” comes from the drink being made with all-alcoholic ingredients), a White Mexican (made with horchata), an Anna Kournikova (made with skimmed milk, i.e. a “skinny, low-fat” White Russian), a White Cuban (made with rum instead of vodka), a White Belgian (made with chocolate liqueur instead of coffee liqueur), or a Dirty Russian (made with chocolate milk instead of cream).

Source: Wikipedia

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