The White Russian

A rich and satisfying after-dinner drink that goes down the hatch with no resistance whatsoever. This sweet, creamy deceiver looks so innocuous, it`s hard to take it seriously.

A one-stop source of alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and milk fat, the only legal substance it lacks is nicotine!


The roots

This drink is a departure from technique and snobbery!

I’ve no idea who added milk or cream to the Black Russian in order to turn it into a White Russian, but that drink was immortalized by the Dude in 1998 (Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski) who slurps down eight of them during the course of the movie providing the bulk of the Dude’s daily nutrition (He dropped a ninth on the floor!).

We first meet The Dude in a supermarket shopping for drink ingredients and, through the course of a convoluted plot involving a soiled rug, a millionaire, mistaken identity, a kidnapped trophy wife, nihilists, porn stars, marmot-wielding thugs, bowling, and avant-garde art, the cocktails remain a constant!


The makin’sWhite Russian
2 parts Vodka
1 part Kahlúa (or other coffee liqueur)
1 part light cream

The drill
Combine ingredients in an old fashioned glass over ice
Stir gently

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