Classic Cocktail: the White Russian

The White Russian is among the most popular drinks in the country. This likely has to do with the fact that the ingredients are easy to obtain and it takes no special skills or tools to make. Beyond that, many find it the perfect libation for those who don’t like to drink much. While there is plenty of alcohol involved, the taste is smooth and almost makes you forget liquor is even involved. 

White Russian Cocktail

White Russian Cocktail

The White Russian is among the most popular drinks in the country. This likely has to do with the fact that the ingredients are easy to obtain and it takes no special skills or tools to make. Beyond that, many find it the perfect libation for those who don't like to drink much. While there is plenty of alcohol involved, the taste is smooth and almost makes you forget liquor is even included.

Related To:

Our recipe is fairly straightforward. The drink is simple to make and best served layered. Pour the cream over the back of a barspoon to keep it floating on the top. The drinker may choose to stir it all together if desired. While our recipe uses the ratio of 2:1:1, some prefer this drink with a 1:1:1 ratio instead. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (30 ml) cream
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces (60 ml) vodka

 Instructions

1: Add vodka to an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

2: Add coffee liqueur and stir.

3: Pour cream over the back of a bar spoon.

4: Top with a grating of fresh nutmeg, if desired. 

White Russian Cocktail Cream Pour

White Russian Cocktail Cream Pour

The White Russian is among the most popular drinks in the country. Many find it the perfect libation for those who don't like to drink much. While there is plenty of alcohol involved, the taste is smooth and almost makes you forget liquor is even included. Cream is poured over to finish the drink and give it that milky, delicious taste.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

The experts at HGTV.com share a classic recipe for an Old Fashioned cocktail.

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make a classic sazerac for your next cocktail party at HGTV.com.

Wed Wabbit Cocktail Recipe

If Elmer Fudd asked Bugs Bunny to make him a cocktail, it might be something like this concoction.

Classic Cocktail: the Sazerac

Often referred to as the oldest American cocktail, the Sazerac dates back to the pre-Civil War era. It has seen its share of changes, including the substitution of anise-flavored spirits when absinthe was banned in the US in 1912. Because of that, you may see some variation in recipes, but the basics remain. 

Frozen Irish Banana Cocktail Recipe

Didn't know they grew bananas in Ireland did you? Well typically they don't, but it does make for a refreshing and delicious concoction that can be enjoyed at the Frangipani Beach Resort in Anguilla. Now you can try it at home. Serves two.

This Ice Cream Float is Part Iced Coffee, Part White Russian and All Delicious

Meet the black Russian: This decadent dessert float brings together all that is good about coffee, cocktails and ice cream.

White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Update this trendy cocktail with unexpected bitters for a treat Dad will love on Father's Day.

Lillet Cocktail

The Lillet cocktail is a light, refreshing drink option for summer that adds a fancier spin to cocktail hour. Share the recipe with friends by displaying it on a notecard wedged in a lemon.

The Frozen "Texas Twister" Cocktail Recipe

The first name in frozen drinks is often margarita.

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze Cocktail Recipe

Craving hot chocolate but the temperature outside is 100 degrees in the shade? Consider cooling your tailgaters off with this chilly drink. You'll need a blender to make this one, so pack one for the party.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.