The White Russian is a delicious, creamy treat of a drink. It tastes like a chocolate mocha with cream, so what’s not to like? It tastes like a delicious coffee drink.
It’s basically the Black Russian with cream, but there are a couple of variations on it. While a Black Russian always uses coffee liqueur, and the White Russian traditionally does too, the White can also use dark Creme de Cacao for a more chocolatey flavor.
This classic cocktail’s popularity is well-established. Not everyone loves it – for example, people who object to creamy drinks or sweet liqueurs. But it definitely has more fans than detractors.
This was one of the first cocktails I ever had in a bar. A friend had recommended it as an easy drink for a beginner, and she was right.
You don’t really taste the vodka because the Kahlua is so intense (I’ve always had it with Kahlua, myself). And the cream cuts the sweetness just a touch, but it also adds a rich texture.
This is a wonderful drink to serve at parties. You can mix the Kahlua and vodka ahead of time and then add the cream by the glass.
White Russian Drink Recipe
- 1 .5 ounces of vodka
- 1 ounce coffee liqueur (or dark creme de cacao)
- 1 ounce cream
- Build ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass.