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.

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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.

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