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White Russian cocktails are sweet, creamy beverages that will add distinctive touches to any holiday gathering.

This delightful coffee-flavored beverage is as pleasant as a milkshake thanks to the layer of cream on top.

Making this elegant White Russian Cocktail doesn’t require any special training in mixology either. Simply follow the conventional recipe.

What is in White Russian Cocktail?

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A white Russian drink just calls for heavy cream, vodka, and Kahlua in equal parts. The Kahlua can be swapped out for any liqueur with a coffee flavor.

Instead of using cream, a less indulgent version can be made with milk or half-and-half. If you wish to reduce the alcohol concentration, you may also omit the vodka.

Making a White Russian

The process of making these cocktails is almost as enjoyable as the final product. To make a white Russian like a pro, follow these steps:

  1. Ice cubes should be added to a lowball glass.
  2. Add the Kahlua and vodka. (See recipe to print below)
  3. Pour the cream on top, garnish with a swizzle straw, and serve.

Pour the cream carefully over the back of a teaspoon so that it drips onto the ice if you want it to stay on top.

This endearing and well-liked party cocktail gains a little movement and drama as it floats, slowly sinks, and blends into the darker Kahlua and vodka layer.

Your drink will still be tasty even if you have problems getting the milk to float.

Interesting Adding

It’s fun to experiment with this drink as well. Here are some additions, swaps, and modifications you can make to the drink to give it your personal touch:

  • If you want a mocha white Russian, add an ounce of crème de cacao.
  • Replace the cream with Bailey’s.
  • The whipping cream should be piled on top of the floating cream layer, and either a chocolate-covered coffee bean or chocolate syrup should be drizzled on top as a garnish.
  • Green crème de menthe should be used in place of Kahlua.

Try your experimentation. Making the holidays joyful is simple when white Russian drinks are on the menu.

Russian White Cocktail

A creamy, sweet beverage that will add flair to any holiday gathering.

five minutes to prepare

zero minutes for cooking

duration: 5 minutes

serving: 1 cocktail


  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur such as Kahlua
  •  Also, 1-ounce vodka
  • 1-ounce heavy cream


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Food: White Russian Cocktail (Source: Taste of Home)
  1. Icing a small glass to the brim.
  2. Add vodka and liqueur.
  3. Pour cream over an ice cube slowly, letting it rest on top of the previous layers.
  4. Serve.

Nutrition information

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 261 | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Calcium: 18mg